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Join us for a beverage, some conversation, a virtual silent auction and some fun all in support of our early learning programming!

There are two things we know Minnesotans love: our awesome local breweries, and supporting a good cause!  We invite you to join us the evening of Wednesday, September 21st at Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul from 5-8pm for a fun, casual event in support of our brain-building, family-bonding, early learning program for young children here in Minnesota. 

We have a couple of ways you can join us and support our state's youngest learners:

  • Participate in our virtual silent auction filled with amazing items and experiences from Minnesota local businesses and beyond. From Major League Soccer tickets to spa gift cards, we have something for just about everyone.  Our auction will open on Friday, September 16th and close at 10:00pm on September 21st, the night of our event. If you have an item or experience you would like to donate, email us at info@reachoutandreadmn.org on or before September 9th. Check again soon to see a preview of the items! 
  • Join us for some casual conversation and a short game of trivia at Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul any time between 5-8pm. Trivia and a brief greeting from our leadership will happen around 6:30pm.  Our trivia players will have a chance to win one of our very stylish "BOOKS BUILD BETTER BRAINS" t-shirts or baby onesies.
  • Make a donation in support of our work. This is a fundraiser, after all!  Right now it is critical to support families of young children and to get books into the hands of our young learners! Your support makes that happen at our partner pediatric clinics across the state. Make a gift here, or learn more about our program here

FAQ:

Can I bring my kids?

Yes! Lake Monster is a family friendly space. They even have a "kids' corner" with books and games. They just ask that children are well-supervised. 

What if I don't drink beer?

Lake Monster has a variety of non-alcoholic beverages as well, including a craft root beer!  

Food? 

The Deep Roots food truck is scheduled to be on-site for some tasty and convenient eats. Lake Monster also allows you to bring outside food in. 

Where can I snag one of those awesome BOOKS BUILD BETTER BRAINS t-shirts?

Right here! We think you'll look great. 


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