Birmingham Reads 2016

Better Basics partners with the Junior League of Birmingham each year for the Birmingham Reads project that is designed to inspire all of Birmingham to pick up a book and read.

IMG_2700Birmingham Reads Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. Birmingham Reads is an event held each spring, when hundreds of volunteers visit students in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classes in Birmingham City Schools to read to the children. Each class is assigned a volunteer reader, and each student receives a book to take home to start, or add to, his or her home library. For more information or to sign up to read at your favorite Birmingham City elementary school, contact Kathleen Drake at


DSC00427 Additionally, during the month of April, you      can participate in the Birmingham  Reads Book Drive.  We will be collecting new  and gently used children’s books that will be  distributed to students through Better Basics’  programs. Many schools and businesses  organize books drives during April to support  the Birmingham Reads Book Drive  Challenge.  If your group, school, or company  is interested in being a part of the  Birmingham Reads Book Drive Challenge,  please contact Sherri Blank at

There is no better time to do your spring cleaning! Plan to drop off your books on Friday, April 22, at Brookwood Village during the all day book drive with WVTM 3.

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