WHO: Local children’s book and toy store Three Little Monkeys showcases the magic of literacy, learning, and teamwork through Read-a-Thon magic show.

WHERE: Three Little Monkeys Fruit Heights, 285 South Mountain Road, Fruit Heights, 84037

WHEN: Read-a-Thon: March 31, 2014 – April 4, 2014; Magic show: April 12, 2014; 1:00 p.m.

Fruit Heights…Three Little Monkeys showcases the magic of literacy at their Fruit Heights location on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Like many brick and mortar stores around the country, Utah’s own Three Little Monkeys is facing the possibility of closing its doors due to a struggling economy. A staple within its Davis County community, Three Little Monkeys is more than just a toy store. The Fruit Heights community has come to love their neighborhood children’s book and toy store because of the many activities the store offers for children—one of the most popular being their free monthly storytelling event. Both the Fruit Heights and Bountiful locations offer camps through the Bricks 4 Kidz program, which teaches kids how to build with Lego bricks—expanding their minds and educating them all the way up to the possibility of future scholarships through bricks-building.

Three Little Monkeys is first and foremost an active member of the community that strives to teach local children that literacy, science, and learning can be fun. To that point, Three Little Monkeys is hosting a Read-a-Thon for Davis County elementary students during their five-day spring break. Children only need to read 20 minutes a day and get their parents to sign their Read-a-Thon form—and if they complete the goal of 100 minutes of reading for the week, they will get to celebrate with Three Little Monkeys on April 12, at the store’s magic show.

The Three Little Monkeys Read-a-Thon magic show features award-winning magician Mike Hamilton, who produces thrilling shows for children that incorporate powerful messages. Hamilton—who is dyslexic—is a strong believer of the power of literacy. The great reward for participating in the read-a-thon will be an up-close and personal experience with magic and the thrill of imagination. The read-a-thon magic show is one of many of Three Little Monkey’s community events to increase awareness of the store and encourage donations to the store’s CrowdTilt campaign—a fundraising event that relies on donations from the community to help save the store and keep it open for good.

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