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Story Time in the Gardens, a cherished reading program that promotes literacy in our community’s youth, begins its fall season Tuesday, September 4th at 4:00pm. Story Time is free to attend and will be held at Hopelands Gardens on the Sand Patio, located near the fountains.

Snacks and drinks are welcome. Parents may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket. A free book will be given to each family in attendance at every reading. This program is held every Tuesday afternoon in September and October. Dates of the program are September 4, 11, 18, and 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Families are encouraged to bring used books from home to help stock the Little Free Library in Hopelands Gardens. The Little Free Library, installed in April 2017, is a free book exchange that further encourages the mission of Story Time.

Story Time in the Gardens would not be possible without support from these wonderful sponsors: Kitfox Pediatric Dentistry, The Aiken Council of the International Reading Association, The Friends of the Aiken Library, The Moseley Family, Resonate Creative, The Aiken Homes Team at Meybohm, Super Smart Girl LLC, Pediatric Therapy of Aiken, and Tiffany Pediatrics.

Hopelands Gardens is located at 135 Dupree Place Aiken, SC 29801. *New this year, in the case of inclement weather, the reading will be held inside Rye Patch, located at 100 Berrie Road. For inclement weather information, please call 803-643-4661. For all other information, please call 803-642-7631.