Volunteers to read at LMDC’s free Friday event

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Lynn Meadows Discovery Center will have an addition to its monthly Free Friday event this Friday.

United Way of South Mississippi volunteers will be reading to children ages 0-4 in the Bear Cub Club room from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2014.

Children will be able to choose an age-appropriate book and take it home, along with tips for reading aloud to children. Those items will be courtesy of the United Way of South Mississippi.

"This event was an idea from the UWSM Marketing & Communications Committee," said Taryn Pratt, Director of Marketing & Communications for UWSM." All of the volunteers understand the importance of reading to toddlers and preschoolers and want to help make a difference in South Mississippi.

The organizations hope the event will help children boost academic achievement and put young people back on the track for a bright future.

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