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United Way of Erie and Erie Playhouse Partner for Reading Buddies


Reading Buddies is partnering with the Erie Playhouse featuring the cast of Lion King Jr.. More than 25 families are expected to attend this event on Saturday, January 21 at the Blasco Memorial Library! Reading Buddies is an early literacy program of United Way of Erie County developed to enhance the impact of the Imagination Library in our community. 

Reading Buddies events are free and held on a regular basis throughout the County to provide training for parents and other caring adults in the lives of preschool-aged children. Developed by local reading specialists, Reading Buddies training gives parents and other caring adults techniques to make the most of their time reading with their children.

This event will include the traditional Reading Buddies training for parents, but also a special collaboration with the cast of the Erie Playhouse Youtheatre’s production of Lion King Jr. Cast members and their families will participate by providing activities and interaction with children while parents receive Reading Buddies training by United Way of Erie County trained volunteers.

At the conclusion of the event each family will receive up to 4 free tickets to attend Lion King Jr. and there will be a special sneak peek performance from the cast!

Event has reached capacity, no additional registrations are being accepted.