The National Education Association-Las Cruces (NEA-LC) will sponsor “Read Across America Extras Extravaganza” 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell St.

NEA-NM Poster

NEA-NM Read Across America Day Poster featuring Sofi Carreon.

The event will feature the Cat in the Hat, free books, reading prizes and a variety of literacy-based activities and games for the whole family. Hot dogs and drinks will be also provided for everyone at no cost, according to NEA-LC officials.

At the event, NEA-LC will honor the NEA-NM Honorary Chair, Sofi Carreon, an 11-year-old student at Vista Middle School, for her work with literacy. Officials said, Carreon was chosen because she initiated a Book Drive for local charities which has since collected more than 1,000 books for children in need throughout Las Cruces.

For more information, contact Pattie Burnam at (575) 642-7082s or NEA-LC President Wendy Alberson at (575) 649-3343.