Arkansas PBS hosts free Read to Succeed events in July

CONWAY — Arkansas PBS will host three free, fun family reading events in July as part of Read to Succeed, a statewide Arkansas PBS initiative to provide literacy resources and encourage family engagement through educational activities.

Space is limited, and registration is required at

Families are invited to the following Read to Succeed events:

  • Clarendon First Assembly of God, 680 North 2nd Street, Saturday, July 13, at 11 a.m.
  • Clarksville High School Cafeteria, 2022 W. Clark Rd., Tuesday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m.
  • Huges Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway Dr., Russellville, Wednesday, July 24, at 10 a.m.

Registration is required at for these free events, which 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