Great Big Read draws hundreds to downtown Stockton

From Recordnet.Com

“Janet Leigh Plaza in downtown Stockton was alive with music, games and storytelling as part of an event aimed at increasing an interest in reading among youngsters on Saturday.The Downtown Stockton Alliance, city of Stockton and the San Joaquin Public Library hosted the second annual Great Big Read, featuring a variety of activities designed to promote reading such as making bookmarks and creating postcards and coloring books.“The purpose is to just bring literacy alive, especially for the families you see here,” Stockton City Librarian Suzy Daveluy said. “It’s encouraging to see how literacy is providing access to books. And it provides support to young people who just love to read.”Last year’s event attracted about 300 people to Janet Leigh Plaza, Daveluy said, and even more people attended Saturday. ”