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Elijah, 4, and Donovan Dennis, 5,of Davenport, read a book together during the annual Reading Adventures at Modern Woodmen Park Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Davenport. The free family event featured free books for children who will receive a new age-appropriate book to take home. Bounce houses, crafts, live music and other activities were also featured. Sponsors include Arconic Davenport Works, Davenport Public Library, WQPT-Quad Cities PBS and Quad-Cities River Bandits. Face painting is sponsored by Eye Surgeons Associates.

The Quad-City Times and Arconic Davenport Works Reading Adventures, a free family event that offers free books for children, has earned an award. 

Reading Adventures will receive the Business Literacy Award from the Bi-State Literacy Council, a non-profit organization with a mission to lead the challenge in overcoming illiteracy through advocacy, education, awareness and empowerment.

The council presents the awards to individuals and businesses in recognition of their accomplishments and/or contributions in the fight against illiteracy. The award will be presented at an annual recognition breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Oakwood County Club in Coal Valley.

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