My friend Kathy Apotsos has organized a reading picnic to take place this Saturday, July 23, from 12 pm to 4 pm at Novak Park at the corner of Fulton Rd. and Bridge Av. in Ohio City. A reading picnic is a community gathering to share the love of reading with children. When Kathy told me about it, it sounded like a really cool idea. If you are in the Cleveland area and have a book that you would like to share with children in the community, or if you have children who would like to hear some stories, come on out! Food will be provided, and Ward 15 Council candidate Ed Romero will be a special celebrity guest reader.