Monday, June 3, 2013

LeVar Burton toasts Reading Rainbow June 14 in LA

Come Celebrate the 30th Anniversary
Of TV’s Iconic Series Reading Rainbow
With LeVar Burton

Friday, June 14th at Noon
Dylan’s Candy Bar – Farmers Market

For three decades (June 1983 - November 2006), the multi-award winning television program, Reading Rainbow hosted by Burton, encouraged readingamong young children and eventually went on to become the third-longest running children's series in PBS history, after Mister Rogers' Neighborhood andSesame Street.

Now come join LeVar Burton at Dylan’s Candy Bar at the Farmers Market where he will be doing a special reading in honor of this 30th Anniversary celebration.  The event is free and is open to children of all ages.

Today, the Reading Rainbow brand shines brighter than ever with the Reading Rainbow App (iPad and Kindle) where it continues to engage children about literature and reading in a new digital age.  Within hours of the release of the Reading Rainbow App in June 2012, it became the #1 educational app in the country where it continues to win awards and acclaim, most recently being named one of the top APP’s by PC MAGAZINE.

Best known for his Reading Rainbow stewardship as well as his other TV roles (most notably Kunta Kinte on Roots and Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation), LeVar Burton comes from a family of educators and is widely recognized for his lifelong advocacy of children’s literacy.

Dylan’s Candy Bar is located in the Original Farmers Market at 6333 West Third Street, Los Angeles, 90036.

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