The whole idea was to show kids how much fun reading could be. I think we accomplished that.
We just wanted to show the kids how much fun reading could be, that reading is indeed magic. So we decided to throw this kickoff party for the kids. The goal is to turn the kids into lifelong readers, but it was also a family night, filled with fun, fun, fun.
We also had donations, where if a child couldn't afford to buy a book, then the child was given one.