Literacy event today at Kennewick bookstore

You can support children's literacy by buying a book today.

The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is offering a book fair at the Barnes & Noble Booksellers store at Columbia Center mall today.

If you tell store clerks at the registers that you came in to support the foundation, a percentage of what you spend today will be donated to the group, said Executive Director Brian Ace.

Also, grown-ups from local businesses and schools will read to kids from noon to 3 p.m. today in the children's area of the store.

From now until Dec. 31, you can buy books and donate them to the foundation at the Kennewick store, Ace said.

Just select a book, pay for it and hand it to the sales clerk.