Month-long literacy awareness campaign in downtown Phoenix honors the children

PHOENIX – (April 10, 2013) – Province, the Latin-inspired American restaurant at The Westin Phoenix Downtown, partners with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to launch a bilingual literacy celebration on April 30, 2013, in honor of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Day of the Children/Day of the Books).

Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros is a celebration that originated in 1997 and embraces childhood literacy. The partnership between the restaurant and Museum will celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books and stories.

Instead of having a one-day event on Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (April 30), the celebration will last for an entire month. From April 30 through May 30, 2013, kids under 12 years old will eat free from the selections available on the kids’ menu at Province when they bring new or gently used children’s books to the restaurant as a donation to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Kids and families are encouraged to bring books that are written in Spanish and/or English.

To receive the complimentary meal in Province, kids must be accompanied by an adult and only qualifies with the purchase of an adult entrée. This offer is available during all mealtimes throughout the month-long campaign.

Additionally, those participating in this effort will receive a coupon for two-for-one admission into the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. These two-for-one admission coupons will be given to qualifying patrons at Province in exchange for the new or gently used books.

Province will collect and display all donated books in the restaurant’s main dining area for all to see! The books will be delivered to and then used throughout the Museum including the Museum’s Book Loft. They will also be distributed to families in need through the Museum’s Every Child Program, which provides free or reduced Museum admission to families battling financial, emotional or circumstantial challenges.

Parking validation is available for Province restaurant patrons. Reservations are recommended by calling Province at (602) 429-3600 or visiting

Province, The Westin Phoenix Downtown, 333 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

About Province

In March 2011, downtown Phoenix became home to the second location of Province, a new restaurant concept that blends Old World and new world culinary sensibility. Province is a seasonal American restaurant with cuisine inspired by South America and Spain. The ingredients used to craft the dishes and cocktails are sourced from a variety of local, natural and sustainable sources. Located at the corner of Central and Van Buren inside The Westin Phoenix Downtown, Province features a comfortable, modern setting and offers everyday dining options for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. For additional information about the hotel or for reservations, please visit

About The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel
The Westin Phoenix Downtown opened on March 10, 2011, as a boutique hotel with 242 guestrooms and 15,000 square feet of meeting space. Located on floors 11 through 18 in the Freeport-McMoRan Center, the hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Valley. The hotel offers signature services and amenities such as the Westin Heavenly Bed®, Westin Heavenly Shower® and Westin Workout®. Province, the hotel’s restaurant, combines Old World and new world culinary sensibilities and features Latin-inspired American cuisine. For additional information about the hotel or for reservations, please visit

About The Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, one of the top 10 Children’s Museums in the Country (Parents
Magazine, 2011), is located in the historic Monroe School Building at 215 N. 7th Street in downtown
Phoenix. The Museum opened to the public on June 14, 2008 and offers 48,000 square feet of hands-on, fun and educational activities for children ages birth to 10. The mission of the Museum is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. The Museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $11 per person, children under the age of 1 are free.

AzTAP Department of Services for Persons with Disabilities conducted an accessibility evaluation in
August 2008 and summarized, “the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is the most exceptionally disability-aware arts institution this evaluator has ever surveyed.”

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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