Reading Festival

Greater Mankato Area United Way’s Reading Festival is a free annual event held in November. Sponsored by Capstone, this expo-style event geared toward PreK-3rd-graders is held in partnership with local organizations to promote literacy and celebrate reading. 

Greater Mankato Area United Way is hosting its annual Reading Festival in partnership with other local organization to promote literacy. 

Reading is an Adventure!

   Yellow LineSaturday, November 13, 2021
   9 am - 12 pm
   Mankato Family YMCA
   Blue Gym


A fun FREE event for kids!

Free capstone books, activities for PreK to 3rd-graders and literacy-related information for parents. 

We will be following guidelines established by MDH and the CDC as they exist at the time of the festival. Masks required for children grades K-8.


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Reading Festival - Resource Newsletter

Due to COVID-19, Greater Mankato Area United Way was unable to hold its annual Reading Festival in 2020. We worked with many of the community partners that typically provide resources at the Reading Festival (plus many more) to create a newsletter of resources for families with young children. We thank all of the organizations that have provided resources, information and activities for families in our communities to enjoy.

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B4K Resource Newsletter