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Last weekend, local children took part in a variety of student-organized activities based on the book Falling Up by Shel Silverstein during Lafayette’s 14th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading.

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Four student groups chose a different poem illustrating their interests, including Lafayette Environmental Awareness and Protection, Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. President Alison Byerly and Easton Mayor Sal Panto were also on hand to read with the children.

Literacy Day is one of dozens of programs sponsored by the Landis Community Outreach Center focused on helping local, national, and international communities. Volunteer opportunities include Alternative School Break, Hunger and Homelessness Week, Make a Difference Day, Best Buddies, Kids in the Community, Pre-Orientation Service Program, Lafapalooza: Lafayette’s National Day of Service, and many others.