Nationals launch summer reading program
Nats players Sean Doolittle and Josh Bell are taking their talents off the field and into the stacks.
Driving the news: The Nationals Summer Reading program kicks off this Sunday, which means our two favorite players will be reading to kids over four weekends this summer.
Why it matters: The team partners annually with local libraries to combat the “summer slide” — the loss of learning when school’s out and kids don’t read during vacation.
Details: Doo and Bell will hold read-alouds, libraries all across the region will lead reading-themed activities, and kids will get the chance to bring home free books prior to four home games.
📚 Here’s when the reading events will take place:
- May 29 vs. Colorado Rockies
- June 12 vs. Milwaukee Brewers
- July 17 vs. Atlanta Braves
- August 14 vs. San Diego Padres
How it works: These Sunday reading events are free with a ticket to that day’s game and take place from 12:15 pm-1:15 pm in the Kennedy Room of the Club Level at the park.
- Children are also encouraged to take part in their local library’s summer reading program, which will give them the chance to redeem a voucher for two Nats tickets.
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