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Highlights and Columbus Commons Team Up for Another Year

Last summer we took an in-depth look at one of our generous sponsors, Highlights for Children. They had just rolled out two new publications, High Five (ages two to six) and Highlights Hello (infants and toddlers), and have since showcased these new assets in the Columbus Commons Reading Room and at Commons for Kids. This year, the fun continues: the publication, which has called Columbus home since 1946, will roll out High Five Bilingüe this fall, with content in English AND Spanish!

As Columbus Commons’ summer event season grows and events become a staple in every family’s summer plans, our partnership with Highlights for Children also continues to grow. Throughout this summer’s Commons for Kids season, Highlights staff have entertained and engaged eager children with free crafts. At this week’s Commons for Kids (August 22nd), Highlights will work with kids to make bookmarks for summer reading, as well as foam bracelets. You’ll even be able to grab a premiere issue of High Five Bilingüe.

We know why Highlights’ partnership with Columbus Commons is so important to us – it provides rich content and engaging activities for kids and families alike, which support and expand what we can offer at events and in the Reading Room. But why is this partnership so important to Highlights? Marcia Frederick, Director of Communications at Highlights, explains: “Reading to children in infancy and early childhood has a powerful impact on their success later in life. At Highlights, we are dedicated to helping families get access to reading materials that will support early literacy and build strong family bonds. Columbus Commons provides us with an outstanding way to encourage reading among Columbus families during the summer months.” And we couldn’t agree more!

So, hustle down to Commons for Kids and to visit the Reading Room while there’s still time! Only two Commons for Kids remain in the summer season – this Friday, August 22nd and next Friday, August 29th. The Columbus Commons Reading Room will remain open through September, from 10 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays, and from 2 pm to 6 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting, of course).