Event of the Week! Birmingham Reads

As moms, we want the best for our children. We feed them healthy food, buckle them in car seats, and we read to them. Reading may seem like a luxury, but it is imperative to the development of a child. We can help them- we as moms can spread the word about this amazing program, and we can bring about change for children in our community. The purpose of Birmingham Reads is to show our most vulnerable school children that reading is the single most important skill they will learn in life.

– There are 92,000 functionally illiterate adults in Central AL
– 25% of kids are falling behind in reading by the 4th grade
– 1 in 4 of Alabama’s kindergarteners scored in the “at-risk” category for vocabulary levels
– 41% of Birmingham City School students drop out of high school

Be a part of change- check out for ways that you can help. There are book drives, reading to children opportunities, or just donate $1. $1 will buy 1 book for a child who doesn’t have any.

Want to read to a classroom on Thursday? Sign up at and make plans to attend Brookwood Celebrates! There will be reading, music, characters, and much more. Come out this Saturday, April 21st from 10am-3pm on Main Street Brookwood for a great time that celebrates reading.

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