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Children & Youth Education

Minimum Age:16+

Read Across AR- Central Arkansas Family Service Day

Read Across Arkansas is a state-wide day of service encouraging families and individuals to volunteer at their local libraries to read a book to children.  In Arkansas, only 18% of children under 6 have a parent who reads to them at least 3 times a week. Why is this important? Because early literacy is tied to many indicators of success, including academic performance, self-esteem and positive behavior, and likelihood of completing high school.  Read Across Arkansas envisions a single day where every child in Arkansas is able to enjoy a book with an adult. 

Volunteers are needed in Little Rock to encourage and promote enthusiasm for reading. Volunteers will read a book to children, help youth sign up for library cards, and lead and assist with activities and games. The event at Dee Brown Library will take place on August 12th from 10 AM to Noon, and volunteers can attend for the whole event or a shorter time slot. We hope you'll join us and hundreds of other volunteers around the state as we mobilize to Read Across AR!

This is a family volunteer day! However, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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