Dinosaurs will be invading Salt Lake City on Saturday July 8 when "Cartoonists Across America" visits to paint a colorful literacy mural with a "Read, Avoid Extinction" theme.

"Cartoonists Across America" is a group of cartoon artists and writers traveling across America to promote literacy, creativity and humor.Free comics books, including Patrick Rabbit with a "Stay-In-School" theme will be distributed to children and adults at the Cottonwood Mall, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., on July 8 while the painting is being done.

The completed, portable mural will later travel to local libraries and schools.

More information is available by calling Tracy Merrill at Cottonwood Mall, 278-0416.