Friday, September 04, 2015

Read and Romp Birmingham Scheduled for September 12 at Learning Tree Park

Attention families with children ages 3-5! It’s time for Read and Romp Birmingham! Come and celebrate an exciting and FREE literacy event for families with small children. Join us on Saturday, September 12, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Learning Tree Park (beside Five Points West Regional Branch Library).

Kids are invited to join us for fun, learning-based activities inspired by children’s books. Each station will be staffed by organizations and businesses that are child-focused, providing families an opportunity to learn about activities that will enhance the development of their children. This year we have some amazing organizations that will be manning our stations. Among those are the Birmingham ZooArtPlayBirmingham Museum of ArtAlabama Public Television. the Birmingham Public Library (of course!), and many more!

The Birmingham Public Library is a lead partner at Read and Romp Birmingham and will have fun, engaging activities centered around the book I Stink by Kate McMullan. Our friends from Corey Watson Attorneys will be providing free bicycle helmets to the first 250 children through their Helmets for Kids program. The Junior League of Birmingham will be present with their Yummy Van, a kitchen on wheels aimed at teaching about healthy foods. The Birmingham Fire Department will offer children an opportunity to visit their Safety House. Two costumed characters, Super Shy and Princess Presto from the PBS show The Reading Adventures of Super Why, will be present for meet and greet opportunities. These are just a few of the many opportunities available for families attending the Read and Romp Birmingham event.

Participants will leave the event with goodies they have created or earned by completing each station. By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents will learn ways to engage with their child on the life-long journey of learning at an early age, which will help increase their children’s success in school. The first 400 families completing the activities at each station will receive a bag of FREE brand-new books.

For more information visit the Read and Romp Birmingham 2015 Facebook page.

Mollie McFarland
Springville Road Regional Branch Library

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