Book Blast Held In Longview

It was a day to promote the joy of reading, with some unusual guests on hand in Longview. Simon Kidgits Club held its first-ever Book Blast at the Longview Mall. The event featured celebrity readings, and free giveaways for kids. Exotic animals were also on hand for the children to get an up-close look.

Several city employees pitched in to read classic books to the kids. The effort was to bring books to life and teach children to use their imaginations. Several dozen kids turned out for the event.