Author and Illustrator Laurie Allen Kline reads her book “Balloon Trees” with assistance from Altrusan, Chris Plant.

Since 1964, International Literacy Day Celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist, and at the same time the demands for skills required for work, evolve rapidly.

While September 8th is the actual Literacy Day, Altrusa International of St. Augustine will be celebrating on Monday, September 9th. On this day, Altrusans worked with local children’s authors and artists –Wendy Tatter and Laurie Kline –  to present a program for the children at the Emergency Services & Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County. Altrusa will also be giving to the children age appropriate books so generously donated by Barnes & Noble in St. Augustine.

Marci Sagui, Vicki Sellner, Zachary Segui, Art Holden, Laurie Allen Klein, Chris Plant, Jean Annucci, Eileen Holden.

Louise and Brian Bowman, club members, will also be donating comic books to the youths who are at Port in the Storm in St. Augustine.