Yay — I was hoping we’d see a write-up of this back when I heard the rumor that Stephen was involved in the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s Little Read program. And the good folks at NJ.com did one better by adding photos, what fun!
Stephen Colbert helps Montclair kick off reading weekend
By Nic Corbett/For The Star-Ledger
October 02, 2009, 4:10PM
MONTCLAIR — A mild-mannered but playful Stephen Colbert clumsily climbed aboard the 7-foot-tall, Seussian armchair in the lobby of Montclair’s main public library.
“Fantastic,” joked the political satirist. “I wish they had a bigger chair.”
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A Montclair resident and father, Colbert read “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf to help kick off the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s weekend-long read-a-thon, The Little Read. Nearly 200 Montclair residents – parents, authors, local politicians, journalists and school officials — signed up to read aloud at one of 11 sites around the township, including a planetarium, an art museum and a fire station.
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And, of course, it’s a great thing for those lucky kids. I hope Little Read is a big success — a love of reading is a wonderful, wonderful thing.