The Abilene Public Library and Chick-fil-A have had a great and growing partnership over the past few years. We’ve conducted regular storytimes at their restaurants while they’ve provided children with treats and incentives for reading, their mascot has attended many of our special library events and likewise library staff has attended special events hosted at Chick-fil-A.
With a passion for supporting literacy in communities, Abilene Chick-fil-A restaurants have come together to create a fundraiser to benefit the Abilene Public Library and literacy. On Saturday, March 28 at Shotwell Stadium, Chick-fil-A will host the first annual Run4Reading event where youth can register to participate in a 1-mile fun run and adults can participate in a 4-mile run through the Lytle area of the city. Information on registration can be found online for all whom are interested. In addition to the run, Chick-fil-A will provide additional family-friendly activities including face painting, bounce houses, maybe a petting zoo, and more.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Abilene Public Library and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be the first recipient of of this new community event. To learn more about this event, we interviewed Ben Salmon, owner-operator of the Chick-fil-A location in north Abilene in our latest Inside the Library series. Feel free to watch our talk with him below.