PBS KIDS Character Arthur™ to Visit Reading

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Bethlehem, PA. – September 3, 2019 – Meet PBS character Arthur at the Reading Public Museum on Saturday, September 28, 2019. PBS39 is partnering with the Reading Public Museum to celebrate the kickoff of Arthur’s World, the national touring exhibition based on the PBS children’s television series.

“Arthur has been a beloved educational program for years,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of PBS39 said. “We are excited to give families an opportunity to interact with a character they watch on television every single day.”

Members of PBS39 and the Reading Public Museum will have exclusive access to explore the museum and take photos with the walkaround mascot Arthur from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Arthur will be available to the public between 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PBS39’s mascot TeleBear will also be available for photos. Crafts and family-friendly activities will take place in the galleries throughout the event.

Visit PBS39.org/CubClub or dial **PBS to become a member of TeleBear’s Cub Club, PBS39’s membership designed for children ages 10 years of age and younger. You can also support PBS39 in a variety of ways through sustaining or annual membership. Click here to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member. All members are invited to attend this event.

Arthur’s World runs September 27, 2019 through January 5, 2020. The exhibit and tour were created by the Boston Children’s Museum, in collaboration with Marc Brown, the author of the iconic children’s books, and WGBH-TV, the Boston PBS station that produces the television show.

About PBS39
PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps® journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley. The PBS39 Reporter Corps® creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media is a collaborative, multi-media, effort undertaken by all seven PA Public Media stations. This initiative uses public media’s combined resources of TV, radio, online, social, digital, and community outreach events for one common good – to save lives. PBS39, part of Greater Lehigh Valley Public Media, is a community-owned public media station serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39