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Better Basics collects books for local children through "Birmingham Reads"

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Better Basics through the Birmingham Reads initiative collected donated books for children today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colonial Brookwood Village.

The event also featured music characters, entertainment and fun for the entire family.

The non-profit Better Basics program helps promote literacy.

"Better Basics provides literacy intervention, enrichment programs and educational opportunities for elementary- and middle-school students throughout Alabama. Through active partnerships with schools and the community, we instill a sense of confidence by cultivating an interest in learning and bolstering each child's ability to read and succeed in life.

Our programs empower students as they progress along the learning continuum, from reading to comprehension to retention, while infusing literature into their homes and exposing them to multi-cultural arts and enrichment programs. As we increase childhood literacy rates today, we diminish future adult illiteracy issues and their various side effects, creating innumerable benefits for our society as a whole. Better Basics is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and recognized authority on childhood literacy based in Birmingham, AL."

Alabama's 13 is a proud sponsor.

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