An event to promote literacy will feature a Stevens Point born actress and several authors on Tuesday June 26th at New London Middle School at 1000 W. Washington Street. Kathy Kinney, who played Mimi on the sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” in the 1990’s will appear as her alter ego, Mrs. P, and read classic stories. The event called “Novel Idea” is meant to be a book drive/ story telling event. They will be collecting new and gently used books which will be donated to the New London School District and the town’s public library. This event is free and will be from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Every child who attends the event will receive a free book while supplies last.