Join us at the Mims House! Feb 5th 2020-Read Aloud Day with SMART reading program!

Executive Director Eric Richardson will be reading African Myths and Legends for preschoolers 12-1 pm Wednesday Feb 5th! free snacks and refreshments provided!

SMART Reading Celebrates World Read Aloud Day with Challenge to Oregonians

The Oregon-based children’s literacy nonprofit, SMART Reading, is holding a statewide celebration in honor of World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. To commemorate the day and bring awareness to the importance of early literacy, SMART Reading is issuing a challenge to get 10,000 Oregonians to take a “Reading Matters” pledge to read aloud with a child in their life on World Read Aloud Day, or to help spread the word about the importance of reading with kids. To learn more and take the Reading Matters pledge, visit

To access a promotional toolkit with tools for sharing about World Read Aloud Day and the Reading Matters pledge, click here.  

World Read Aloud Day, initiated by New York-based nonprofit, Lit World, is an opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading aloud, and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone.

To learn more about World Read Aloud Day events happening around the world, visit