Inaugural Readapalooza set for November 2nd

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success by 6FLORENCE – The United Way of the Shoals Success By 6 initiative will host its inaugural readapaloozaReadAPalooza November 2 at Regency Square Mall.
From 11am-2pm, children will each get one free fall book, participate in story time, sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, and participate in a craft project from The Home Depot. Children can also jump in an inflatable house throughout the event with the purchase of a $3 armband.
dolly parton imaingThe Dolly Parton Imagination Library was introduced in the Shoals last year and provides one free book every month for children from birth until their 5th birthday. Books are mailed directly to each household, and each child per household may participate. Success By 6 also educates children on new and exciting ideas and brings volunteers

Crystal Magruder/Success by 6 Director

Crystal Magruder/Success by 6 Director

into the classroom to interact and read with students.

“Children who are read to early in life do better in school and in life than those children who are not,” says Crystal Macgruder, director of Success By 6. “Our goal is to introduce more children in the Shoals to books at an early age. Reading has proven to increase vocabulary, creativity and other crucial developmental skills, as well as creates a special interaction between kids and their parents.”
Success By Six supports various programs including the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Text4Baby, Junior Reads, Better Beginnings and Training Tracks Learning Trail. For more information on Success By 6 and to learn more about ReadAPalooza, please visit www.uwnwal.org or call (256) 764-5892.
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