The ninth annual IMSA Community Family Reading Night was held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and more than 200 participants, including elementary age students and their parents attended. The theme for this year’s event was, “Reading is Out of This World!”
Students from Aurora school districts 129 and 131, and children of IMSA employees, enjoyed a fun filled evening that began with a scientific demonstration put on by the SciTech Hands on Museum, which is located in Aurora. During the evening the children were entertained with crafts, science activities and book readings held during the IMSA staff story time, while their parents were invited on tours of the school led by IMSA student volunteers.
A raffle was held and prizes included puzzles of the solar system, craft packages with various crayon selections, movie tickets from Cinemark Tinseltown movie theater in Aurora, and coupons for a local Pizza Hut in Aurora. Nobody went home empty handed, though, because back packs filled with goodies and t-shirts were handed out to every child who attended.
Oberweis Dairy provided the ice cream treats that were available during the evening, and the Junior League of Kane and DuPage Counties provided a free book for each child who attended.
Dart Container was this year’s event sponsor. Student volunteers from the IRC, Admissions and Allies departments of IMSA helped prepare and oversee crafts for the event, painted faces and assisted in other activities during the night.
Thanks to all who helped make this year’s event a success!