Nittany Lion Reads program heads out to Franklin County libraries

March 01, 2011

Penn State Mont Alto is pleased to announce the launch of its Nittany Lion Reads program to promote reading among area children through the local library. Children will be treated to a story reading, a meet-and-greet session and picture-taking time Penn State's mascot, the Nittany Lion. Each participant will also have the opportunity to create a picture frame for their photo and to participate in games offerings. A highlight of the program for the children may be the story of Ben and Jerry's ice cream at Penn State, along with free ice cream.

The program is free of charge and will visit the following Franklin County libraries as follows soon:

Each program will be about one hour in length. "Reading as a child can be the first step to expanding vocabulary and comprehension," said Sarah Sultzbaugh, student director of the Nittany Lion Reads program. "It also strengthens skills necessary to one day succeed in college."

For more information, contact Sultzbaugh by e-mail at

  • A Mont Alto Lion Ambassador reads a book to area children with the help of the Nittany Lion as part of the campus' Nittany Lion Reads program.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated March 21, 2011