Kids enjoy reading at Book Blast 

Dozens of families came out to the bangor mall this morning, for a very special story time.Mike and Mike, from the Kiss 94.5 morning show, read out loud to members of the Simon Kidgets club.The club, open to kids 3 through 8, gets together 9 times a year for special events based on education, heath and wellness.This event centered around getting kids excited about reading.Director of mall marketing, Kimberly Reid, says membership in the club costs just 5 dollars.She says it a great value, and an easy way for kids and their parents to get together and have a little fun.Right now, the club has over 500 members.”It’s a great time and we encourage people to come and visit our tenants. There are coupon offers from our tenants at the club, so it’s just really terrific for us, and the children have a good time.”Kids got to listen to six stories today, including “Maisy Goes To The Library”, and “Babar-A Gift For Mother”….The folks from Simon Kidgets were also collecting gently used books to folks who need them.Not only did families donate their used books.We’re told many of the children in attendance brought their pennies along to give to the Children’s Miracle Network.