Like most things, becoming a reader for life starts at a young age. If you can get a kid reaching for Harry Potter or Judy Blume books when they’re little, they just might reach for books when they’re adults, too. The Junior League of Spokane is hoping to jump-start a new generation of bookworms with a Treasure Hunt Book Fair this weekend. The league is teaming up with West Central Community Center for a COVID-friendly drive-thru and virtual event that will get free books into the hands of kids, as well as goodie bags and snacks. And this won’t just be some boring parking lot drive-thru, but a path through underwater scenery and pirate-themed displays. When the kids get home with their treasures, they can visit jlspokane.org/book-fair for some online games and activities.
Sat, March 6 from 10 am-2 pm • Free • West Central Community Center • 1603 N. Belt (enter lot at Mission Ave. and Pettet Dr.) • jlspokane.org/book-fair
— Dan Nailen