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WGBH and Boston Promote Summer reading

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BooksWGBH’s Kids Media Matters and the City of Boston are partnering this summer to promote reading to local children. WGBH President Jon Abbott, VP for Children’s Media and Educational Programming Brigid Sullivan, and special friend Arthur joined Mayor Tom Menino at the Tadpole Playground on Boston on July 15 to announce that WGBH will give 5,000 books to the City of Boston’s ReadBoston Storymobile Program. Among the books being donated are Arthur’s Reading Race by Marc Brown; Martha and Skits by Susan Meddaugh; and Curious George Finds a Friend, adapted by Steven Krensky.
 

Attendees show off their new books.
Mayor Thomas Menino, Arthur and WGBH President Jon Abbott hand out books to attending children.
 
Attendees enjoying some of the 5,000 books donated to the ReadBoston Storymobile program.

Mayor Tom Menino, VP for Children’s Media and Educational Programming Brigid Sullivan, and Arthur pose for a picture.


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