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Read to Succeed: Reading in the Delta kicks off Tuesday in Brinkley; families invited to free reading events
Posted 29 Apr 2022
Arkansas PBS invites families to story time, offers family literacy resources
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will host five free Fun Family Reading Events this May as part of Read to Succeed: Reading in the Delta, an initiative to provide literacy resources and encourage family engagement through educational activities. The first event will be held Tuesday, May 3, in Brinkley.
Events are scheduled for the following cities and dates:
- Brinkley – Brinkley Convention Center Park, 1501 Weatherby Dr., Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m.
- Eudora – Eudora City Park, US- 65, Saturday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m.
- Forrest City – Forrest City Library, 421 S. Washington St., Monday, May 9, at 5 p.m.
- Pine Bluff – Pine Bluff Library, 600 S. Main, Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m.
- Hughes – Community Center, 202 N Broadway, Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m.
Each free event is open to the public and will include a meal and story time featuring “The Dot,” followed by a discussion and activity. Families who attend will receive an Arkansas PBS family engagement literacy gift bag – including a copy of “The Dot,” literacy resources, an art kit and more – and snack bag to take home. Spanish versions of materials will be provided as needed.
Read to Succeed: Reading in the Delta is made possible by the Joan R. and Charles M. Taylor II Memorial Endowment Fund. Other partners include Arkansas Rural Alliance, Arkansas Imagination Library, Arkansas Food Bank and Refilled Glasses, LLC.
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