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Photo of Mayor Myrick with Sheila Yamanaka's All the Colors of the Earth

UPDATE | In the original article, Children's Reading Connection shared that the first reading date would occur on Aug. 10. The start date has now been pushed to Aug. 17. The reading list has remained unchanged. 

AUG. 10| Every Monday evening this month the community is invited to mark the start of the week with a storybook reading as The Mayor Reads for All

The read aloud will take place August 17, 24 and 31 and will be available live on Facebook from 7— 7:30 p.m. All of the books featured during the series can be found at Tompkins County Library and Buffalo Street Books.

The first book Myrick will read is titled All the Colors of The Earth by Sheila Hamanaka. The children's book explores the age-old proverb "you can't judge a book by its cover" by showing readers that in spite of external differences everyone essentially has the same needs and wants, and everyone is worthy of love. 

"Books build community, especially books that remind us of how important we are to each other, and especially at times of challenge and uncertainty," stated Children's Reading Connection

The mayor intends to read Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer and Wild About Books by Judi Sierra in the subsequent readings on Aug. 24 and 31. 

The Mayor Reads for All is a new event organized through Children's Reading Connection and made possible by the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County Public Library and Buffalo Street Books/Ithaca is Books. Each featured title will reiterate the importance of community.

For more information about future sessions contact Brigid Hubberman at Brigid.Hubberman@ChildrensReadingConnection.org, or call 607.227.3360. 

Mayor Reads for All

Book Selections to be read by Myrick. Courtesy of Children's Reading Connection.

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Glenn Epps is an Ithaca College alum who's held previously held positions at The Ithacan as a reporter and podcaster, Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, and Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company. He's an active tweeterhead at glenn_epps_.

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