The Florida A&M chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will host its 21stAnnual Haunted Library this Saturday, October 29, 2011from 2 to 4 p.m., in FAMU’s B.L. Perry Jr. Branch Library.
The event is catered to children currently learning to read,but the entire Tallahassee Community is invited to come enjoy the festivities. The goal is to encourage the importance of reading and literacy among youth in the Bond Community.
The Haunted Library is free to the public and will feature storytelling, pumpkin painting, a book giveaway, tours of the haunted library and Halloween treats for everyone.
PRSSA president and senior public relations student, Breanna Harvey said this is an event that is special to her and she hope the outcome is a success.
“We have extended invitations to everyone, but we’re specifically targeting kids who are just beginning to read, kindergarten through second grade,” said Harvey.
Twenty years ago literacy rates in the Bond Community were at an all time low. This is when FAMU’s chapter of PRSSAfirst implemented this event to improve those rates, and stress the importance of reading in a fun way the local youth could enjoy.
Senior psychology student, Kevin Banatte, said, “I think the Haunted Library is great because you’ve got teachers who think they are teaching kids to read, but in actuality, kids are getting by learning the bare minimum and not developing a good reading structure.”
PRSSA is dedicated to get kids interested and excited about reading in their early learning stages.
For more information contact PRSSA President, Breanna Harvey at (850) 544 – 6251