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Love of Literacy Luncheon held at Kravis Center

Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 17:17:04-05

A love of reading took over the Kravis Center on Friday to support literacy in our community.

Hundreds gathered for theLiteracy Coalitionof Palm Beach County’s annual Love of Literacy Luncheon.

The event raises money and awareness for both children and adults in our community.

Keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author Will Schwalbe talked about the impact books have on life. He says many people take the ability to read for granted.

"When I think of books, I think of the person I gave them to or who gave them to me or a talk I had with random strangers, to just say, 'What are you reading?' and have these great conversations. So, I think a book enters your life when you read it. It changes you at the end of reading it, but it goes on changing you as you talk about it," said Schwalbe.

The Literacy Coalition estimates one in seven adults in Palm Beach County lacks basic literacy skills.