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New AETN digital series "GobbledyBook" to premiere July 11 on Facebook

Posted 19 Jul 2019

"GobbledyBook," a new digital series by the Arkansas PBS that will help children develop a love of reading through fun, engaging videos, will premiere Thursday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. at

With new episodes posted every Thursday on AETN's Facebook page, "GobbledyBook" will take early readers on an adventure with a different book and reader each week. Viewers will gobble up stories from local celebrities, cool kids and other familiar faces, as well as have opportunities to dive in to additional activities that will spark curiosity and create deeper connections to each story.

The most powerful ways to develop children's literacy skills include talking, listening, reading and writing with them. AETN is committed to helping our youngest viewers succeed in school and in life. The 2018 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as "the nation's report card," found that 42 percent of Arkansas third graders were ready or exceeding in literacy.

More information about "GobbledyBook" is available at

The Arkansas PBS is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. Audiences can also watch on several digital platforms, and members with AETN Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).