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Reading is fun at Florida State Park Literacy Events on September 7, 2014

Literacy Day events are planned for several Central Florida state parks on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Families will find fun activities planned for children to encourage reading while everyone can take part in the many outdoor recreation opportunities offered in the parks.

Silver Springs State Park
International Literacy Day will be recognized by Silver Springs State Park from 8:00 a.m. to close as anyone presenting a library card, library book, or a donation of a new or gently used family-friendly book will receive free admission to the park. Enjoy the museums, walkways, trails and playgrounds at no charge on Sunday. Concession activities require a fee. For more information visit the Silver Springs State Park website.

Colt Creek State Park
Literacy Day will be presented by the Friends of Colt Creek State Park from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday at the large pavillion by Mack Lake. The Friends group organized the event in cooperation with the Polk Education Foundation, READ Polk and AmeriCorps Polk Reads. There will be readings, autographs, and a picnic with local authors. Activities geared toward children include nature writing, bookmark making and butterfly painting. Visitors presenting a library card, library book or donating a new or gently-used book will receive free admission to the park. For more information visit the Colt Creek State Park website.

Ravine Gardens State Park
Read with a Ranger on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. to celebrate International Literacy Day. Ranger Kristine will read several children's stories (geared toward children 8 years old or under) and their families. Afterward take a walk or ride around the ravine and enjoy the trails. For more information visit the Ravine Gardens State Park website.