IRL: Eddie Cheever celebrates National Children's Book Week

Indianapolis, IN. (November 10, 1999) - 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner, Eddie Cheever, will help usher in National Children's Book Week along with Half Price Books at a special reading event at the Half Pint Library at Riley Hospital for Children...

Indianapolis, IN. (November 10, 1999) - 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner, Eddie Cheever, will help usher in National Children's Book Week along with Half Price Books at a special reading event at the Half Pint Library at Riley Hospital for Children on Monday, November 15th. Cheever will be joined by local "Bedtime Stories" winners, Steve Bolin and Pat Mirsky.

"I was lucky enough to have the chance to be part of the dedication by Half Price Books of the Half Pint Library at Riley Hospital in May and I'm delighted to be invited back," said Cheever, who is in town for the Indy Racing League season end banquet.

"My family and I are avid readers," continued Cheever. "Taking part in these ongoing celebrations of reading and children is very special for me. They have given me the chance to meet some very, very special kids."

Half Pint Libraries are children's libraries built by Half Price Books to benefit pediatric hospitals and community centers across the nation. The company began the project to help showcase the importance that books and reading can play in the lives of children who are either chronically ill and/or in a long recovery process. Last year, more than 80,000 books were donated to build Libraries in Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin and Washington and in Indianapolis, at Riley Hospital for Children.

The readings will take place on Monday, November 15th at 1pm in the Atrium of the Riley Hospital for Children.

For more information on Monday's event, please contact Susan Haines at Riley Hospital at (317) 274-1149 or Krista Elliott Riley at Team Cheever at (317) 733-0319. For information about Half Price Books' national Half Pint Library program, please contact Christy Earl of Half Price Books at (214) 360-0833.

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