UWBB to host book giveaway at Downtown Getdown

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Sep 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-04 09:52:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Friday, September 5, 2014, the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) will be distributing free books to the first 250 kids who visit their table at the Downtown GetDown.

It's in celebration of Monday, Sept. 8 being International Literacy Day which was first celebrated in 1966 to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. According to the United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics, 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills, one in five adults is still not literate, and two-thirds of these adults are women.

Downtown GetDowns, which are every Friday before FSU home football games, feature live music, dozens of food, craft, and apparel vendors, face painting, balloon artists, stilt walkers, caricaturists, clowns, a bounce house and more. The event takes place from 6 PM to 10PM on the Adams Street Commons.

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