It happens once a year, the Sioux Empire Reading Festival.

And this year celebrates the 15th year that the Sioux Empire United Way offers free children's activities, crafts, live storybook readings and children's entertainment.

Reading Takes You Places begins at 9:00am Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall.

There will be over 20 organizations providing information and activities.  Plus, every child that attends will receive a free book.  And parents will get free literacy information and resources.

To learn more about the event, visit www.seuw.org or call United Way at 336-2095.