Stories and Ice Cream for Kids in Downtown Bangor 

It was a day of ice cream and stories Tuesday in downtown Bangor. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause, and Briar Patch bookstore teamed up for the finale of a book-raiser.Volunteers, including Lt. Paul Edwards with the Bangor Police Department, stopped by to read to kids throughout the day. All summer, books have been collected to use in family literacy programming. The goal is to get kids excited about reading. ” There’s no time in our lives that we learn more than that birth to five window, so we want to really make sure that we’re emphasizing how important literacy is in that window as we’re building the brains that are going to help us be successful all our lives,” said Susan Bennett Armistead, an associate professor at the University of Maine. Literacy Volunteers of Bangor gives free help to adults with the lowest level of literacy.