FORT MYERS, Fla.  – Summer reading days will return to Bennett’s Fresh Roast for the 11thyear this summer and continue to encourage Southwest Florida children to read while out of school.

“Reading is a great summer activity because it takes kids on different adventures and opens up their imaginations,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger. “And it reminds children and parents that learning shouldn’t stop when summer begins.”

Beginning Friday, June 1 through Wednesday, August 9, Bennett’s will offer school-aged children, from kindergarten through fifth grade, a complimentary fresh donut each time they read a book at Bennett’s in downtown Fort Myers. Children may receive one free donut per day when they read a book and are accompanied by a parent until 3 p.m. while daily supplies last.

“If we can have a small part in helping parents encourage their kids to read, we’re happy to do it. Our comfortable seating areas are the perfect spot for kids to curl up with a good book, and when the summer weather cooperates, our outside patio areas are very relaxing, too. We love to hear children’s laughter in our shops,” added Grissinger. “We’ve had such great response from all the kids and families who have participated in our summer reading over the years and we anxiously await summer to begin to bring this program back each year.”

A selection of books appropriate for children are available for reading on site.

Bennett’s Fresh Roast has also prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch donuts made daily and being the only Fort Myers donut shop to serve fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans, resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around.

In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch donuts, Bennett’s also offers packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal, Cajun grit bowls and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout. Tea lovers may choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. Lunch offerings, including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s  ‘Lobster Roll’, ‘Chicken & Donut’ and ‘Donut Dog,’ are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bennett’s is located at 2011 Bayside Parkway in downtown Fort Myers and is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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