Books & Basketball:
Summer Reading Program Opens in Red Hook, Brooklyn
This summer, on every Saturday, children ages 8-11 in the
Red Hook Rise League will enjoy reading and storytelling before
a basketball game. For the past two years, Literacy Inc. (LINC),
a not-for-profit organization has collaborated with Red Hook
Rise to provide more out of classroom reading opportunities
for young aspiring ballplayers. Parents, guest readers, senior
citizens, local service providers and teenagers will join in
the reading activities.
Red Hook Rise is a grass roots organization of volunteers
dedicated to providing educational opportunities for children.
Special guests to read with children include: Marty Markowitz,
Brooklyn Borough President, Members of the Brooklyn Mentoring
Network, Local Radio Station HOT 97, and an NBA Player. The
location is Coffey Park (Basketball Courts), Richards Street
between King and Pioneer Streets.#
For more information contact the LINC Coordinator at 212-620-5462,
Ext. 230 or Earl Hall of Red Hook Rise at 917-709-3678.