The Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department and Middle Georgia Regional Library are teaming up to host a series of events in March to recognize Reading Awareness Month, according to a news release.
The events aim to get children excited about reading and encourage them to visit libraries. During the events, children will be read to by local volunteers, college athletes, doctors, lawyers, artists, business people, police officers and firefighters, the release said.
The Middle Georgia Regional Library will help children and their families get a library card, and provide literacy information to parents, according to the release.
"Reading is the core skill every child needs to be successful in school and life," recreation programmer Dominique Lewis said in the release. "We want them to hear from the successful people all around them just how important reading has been in their lives."
The events begin Tuesday and continue until March 30. Each event is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: North Macon Recreation Center, 815 North Macon Park Drive;
March 9: East Macon Recreation Center, 3326 Ocmulgee E. Blvd.;
March 17: L.H. Williams Community Center, 325 Pursley St.;
March 22: Rosa Jackson Recreation Center, 1211 Maynard St.;
March 30: Bloomfield Recreation Center, 4115 Lions Place.