Library Brings Animation Premiere to Family Read Night at Effingham Performance Center


Published on November 19 2013 3:07 pm
Last Updated on December 3 2013 4:46 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Helen Matthes Library is celebrating Family Read Night this Thursday at the Effingham Performance Center with a series of free fun activities that promote reading followed by the premiere of new animation, "The Mish Mash Bash" from Mutasia.

Families are invited to the EPC for activities starting at 5pm on Thursday and stay through for the grand reveal starting at 6:30pm and ending with a short 22-minute movie.

Mutasia is a company focused on creative educational entertainment with a goal of encouraging children to explore the outer limits of their imaginations through immersive play, stories, music and art.  Company President and Chief Education Officer of Mutasia is Effingham teacher and past Illinois Teacher of the Year Joe Fatheree.

Our Greg Sapp talked with Joe Fatheree about Mutasia and what people will enjoy Thursday...

" is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the Helen Matthes Library to help promote reading in the Effingham area," said Fatheree.  "The wacky, mixed-up world of Mutasia is a place that inspires creativity and self-discovery in children ages six and up.  As mixed up mixes of every animal imaginable, each inhabitant is a unique individual, and through them readers can learn to embrace what makes themselves unique and be encouraged to unlock the doors of creativity."

No library card is needed to attend the event, and there is no cost.  No registration is required.

Family Read Night is a statewide event celebrated by schools and libraries to promote literacy.

For further information on the event, phone the library at 342-2464, extension 3.