Where: Five Points West Regional Branch Library
Details: Free family literacy event for families with children ages 3 to 5, coordinated by the United Way of Central Alabama in collaboration with community partners including the Birmingham Public Library.
If you are a Birmingham area parent/guardian with kids ages 3 to 5, make plans now to attend the annual Read and Romp this weekend at the Five Points West Regional Branch Library. The United Way of Central Alabama, the Birmingham Public Library, and more than a dozen community partners are collaborating to host this event on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Read and Romp is a free event that exposes the community to organizations that have early childhood literacy and family engagement as priorities. Children will participate in fun, learning-based activities themed around popular children’s books. They will leave the event with goodies, including new books they have either created or earned by completing each activity station.
By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents will learn ways to engage with their child on the lifelong journey of learning, which will help increase their children’s success in school. While centered on books, each activity station will be manned by organizations and businesses that are child-focused, providing families an opportunity to learn about programs that will enhance the development and education of their young children.
Read & Romp will include special appearances by Super Why and the Animal Ambassadors from the Birmingham Public Library. The event is being coordinated by Alabama Public Television, Reach Out and Read-Alabama and United Way of Central Alabama/Success By 6.
Read and Romp will include the following booths with activities for families with children:
Alabama Public Television
Birmingham Public Library System
City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office – Division of Youth Services
Cory Watson Attorneys
Five Points West Regional Branch Library
Junior League of Birmingham
Parents as Teachers–United Ability
Success by Six
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama
YMCA of Greater Birmingham