August 24, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Aiken Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department Announces the
Return of Our Fall Story Time Program

Story Time, a cherished reading program that promotes literacy in our community’s youth, begins its fall season on Tuesday, September 7, at 4:00 PM. Story Time is free to attend and is held on the grounds of Rye Patch, located at 100 Berrie Rd. This season our stories will highlight the importance of making new friends, being kind, using your imagination, bravery and much more!

Parents are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket; snacks and drinks are welcome. Families will receive a free book at every reading session to build their home library. This program occurs every Tuesday afternoon in September and October. 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 would not be possible without support from these gracious sponsors: Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs, The Aiken Homes Team at Meybohm, Lance and Cathy Traver, The Moseley Family, and Bradley L. Boni, LLC. Sponsorship opportunities for this upcoming fall season are still available for those who would like to promote literacy in young readers. If you are interested in being a sponsor for Story Time, please contact Amber Coffey for more information.

In the event of inclement weather, Story Time will be held inside Rye Patch Reception Center. For updates, please call the City of Aiken Rain Out Hotline at 803-643-4661. You can also check the City Channel 4 on Atlantic Broadband, the City of Aiken website, City of Aiken PRT social media accounts, or download the City of Aiken Explorer app for instant notification of any changes. You will need to sign up and enable notifications.

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