Read to Succeed kicks off April 13 in Stuttgart; families invited to free reading events

April 5, 2024

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

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will host free, fun family reading events starting in April as part of Read to Succeed, a statewide Arkansas PBS initiative to provide literacy resources and encourage family engagement through educational activities. The first event will be held Saturday, April 13, in Stuttgart.

  • Events are scheduled for the following cities and dates:
  • Stuttgart – Stuttgart Public Library, 2002 S. Buerkle St., Saturday, April 13, at noon.
  • Eudora – Eudora City Park, US-65, Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m.
  • Brinkley – Location to be determined, Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m.
  • Fayetteville – Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St., Friday, June 7, at 10 a.m.
  • Siloam Springs – Siloam Springs Public Library, 205 E. Jefferson St., Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m.

Each free event is open to the public and will include a meal and story time featuring the book “Giraffes Can’t Dance,” followed by a discussion and activity. The events will emphasize the importance of parents and caregivers reading at home with their children, and the role family members play in raising strong readers. Families who attend will receive a family reading resource bag – including a book, family engagement activities and snack bag to take home. Spanish versions of materials will be provided as needed.

Last year’s Read to Succeed events served over 600 participants in seven towns and cities across the state.

Read to Succeed is made possible with support from the Charles M. and Joan R. Taylor Foundation. Other partners include host libraries in Stuttgart, Eudora, Brinkley, Fayetteville and Siloam Springs, Arkansas Rural Alliance, Arkansas Imagination Library, and the City of Eudora. These and other upcoming events can be found at

About Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Russellville), KETS (Forrest City), KETS (Gaither) and KETS (Yancy).