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Reading in the Delta kicks off Saturday in Parkin; families invited to free reading events

Posted 28 Apr 2021

Arkansas PBS invites families to story time, offers family literacy resources

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will host four free Fun Family Reading Events this May as part of Reading in the Delta, an initiative to provide literacy resources and encourage family engagement through educational activities. The first event will be held Saturday, May 1, in Parkin.

Events are scheduled for the following cities and dates:

·        Parkin – Downtown corner of Parkin Street and Church Street, Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m.

·        Forrest City – Forrest City Library, 421 S. Washington St., Monday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m.

·        Helena-West Helena – Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County, 8 Plaza, West Helena, Thursday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m.

·        Eudora – Eudora City Park, US- 65, Saturday, May 15, at 1 p.m.

Each free event is open to the public and will include a meal and story time featuring “Dragons Love Tacos,” followed by a discussion and activity. Families who attend will receive an Arkansas PBS family engagement literacy gift bag – including a copy of “Dragons Love Tacos,” literacy resources, a journal, a taco kit and more – and snack bag to take home. Spanish versions of materials will be provided as needed.

Reading in the Delta is made possible by the Joan R. and Charles M. Taylor II Memorial Endowment Fund. Other partners include Rural Community Alliance, Arkansas Imagination Library, Southern Bancorp, Arkansas Foodbank and Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas

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