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United Way Reading Festival Offers Free Kids’ Books and Activities

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Go Wild For Reading!

Children and families are invited to Greater Mankato Area United Way’s annual Reading Festival at the Mankato Family YMCA Blue Gym.

The free event is sponsored by Capstone and features more than 20 local organizations to promote literacy and celebrate reading.

The Reading Festival includes free Capstone books, activity/craft stations for Pre-K through 3rd-graders, and literacy information for parents. All children welcome.

Participating organizations include:

  • Blue Earth County Library System
  • Capstone
  • Children’s Museum of Southern MN
  • Families First of MN
  • Good Counsel Learning Center
  • Greater Mankato Area United Way
  • Greater Mankato Diversity Council
  • Help Me Grow – Region 9 IEIC
  • LSS Crisis Nursery
  • Mankato Area Public Schools Early Learning
  • Mankato Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Minnesota Valley Action Council Head Star
  • MN Reading Corps
  • MNSU Rec N’ Read Programs and Services
  • MNSU Center for Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • North Mankato Taylor Library
  • Waseca Le Sueur Regional Library System
  • YMCA Mankato
  • YWCA Mankato
  • New American Families.


November 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mankato Family YMCA
1401 South Riverfront Drive
Mankato, Minnesota
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