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Souvenir Sunday: Free books at Sea-Tac Airport

Sunday is Souvenir Sunday here at, a day to take a look at some of the fun, inexpensive and local things you can buy while you’re waiting for your flight.

At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday we spotted a few of these kiosks, sponsored by the King County Library System, and they were all stocked with – free! – books and magazines. What a great idea!


Jet Blue giving free books to kids

JetBlue and PBS KIDS are back with the Soar with Reading program.


The program makes literacy-based games and activities available to everyone (here’s a link to download a fun, free booklet) and donates thousands of books to kids who need them.

For each title of a favorite kid’s book you share, JetBlue will donate an age-appropriate book to a child in need (up toe $200,000 worth of books). Your suggestion also earns you an entry into a contest for two round-trip plane tickets and $2,000 worth of hotel vouchers, an iPad and a collection of books, or a PBS Kids prize pack.

Here’s page from the activity book, which should also be available on JetBlue flights