Families are invited to make reading a social experience with special in-mall activities

Join Lehigh Valley Mall on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Elevator Court for its annual Simon Kidgits Book Blast event. This year, the mall is teaming up with Better World Books to provide each child that attends with their very own pre-loved book and bookmark. The event will feature other family-friendly activities including:

  • Read-aloud session by Whitehall Township’s Mayor Ed Hozza and Whitehall Township Public Library’s Lorraine Santiliz, featuring books from the Little Critter series
  • A visit from characters Little Critter and Polka Dot and sing-a-long
  • A Critter Craft Corner complete with coloring, activity sheets and a critter paper plate craft

Attendees are invited to bring books to donate to the Whitehall Public Library. Kidgits members who show their cards will receive an additional gift while supplies last.

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused through various events, activities and incentives including free Kidgits Club T-shirts, spin wheel prizes, annual birthday gifts and retailer perks. For more information or to become a Simon Kidgits Club member, visit