Benefits + Fundraisers, City Picks

Begin With Books

When: Sat., Aug. 8, 12-4 p.m. 2015

When we think about our childhoods, we may remember our loved ones reading Nancy Drew or The Berenstain Bears (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) to us, sparking an intensely nerdy love of reading and writing. Unfortunately though, many children in our city and neighborhoods don’t have the same opportunities and are unable to develop into the bookworms they might have been. Begin with Books at COAST brewing will raise money for the Charleston County affiliate of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Among the stalls at the event, one might find Poof selling their handmade tutu’s, Ink Meets Paper with their letterpress goods, and some custom jewelry from Silkbone. Sawdust Wood Co. will be there as well, along with Vomit Varmint Burp Cloths, Art Board Co., Chef Maya’s Pop-up Kitchen, King of Pops, Girls Rock Charleston, the Itinerant Literate pop-up book-mobile, and many others. Park Circle Pop-Up Series Itinerant Literate are sponsoring the event. All children within the given zip codes are eligible for enrollment, and once enrolled, children will receive a book a month chosen by a blue-chip panel of educators, librarians, and child-development experts until their fifth birthday, all free of charge.

Kye Toscano

Price: $5 suggested donation

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