Actor Alec Baldwin will be in Rhode Island this weekend to help raise money for the Central Falls library. The event, called “Baldwin for Books” features the actor along with Central Falls students and teachers reading passages from literature. There will also be a raffle to read Shakespeare with Baldwin. The library’s executive director Joel Pettit says he doesn’t know why the actor is helping the library, but has an idea.
“He’s basically stated that he’s interested in literacy. Considering actors in the public eye, he’s definitely one of the most literate. He understands the vital importance of libraries,” said Pettit.
Baldwin has donated thousands of dollars to the Central Falls library and high school chess team. The event is Saturday night at Fete in Providence.
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