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Story Time in the Gardens returns to Hopelands Gardens in March

February 17, 2019

Story Time in the Gardens, a cherished reading program that promotes literacy in the community’s youth, will begin its spring season at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

Story Time is free to attend and will be held at Hopelands Gardens on the Sand Patio, located near the fountains. Many regular attendees are excited about the return of this program.

Snacks and drinks are welcome. Parents may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket. A free book is given to each family in attendance at every reading session. This program will be held every Tuesday afternoon March through May, with the exception of April 9 (Masters Week).

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 sponsors include the United Way of Aiken County; Aiken Rotary, Kitfox Pediatric Dentistry; Johnson, Johnson, Whittle & Lancer Attorneys PA; Smith, Massey, Brodie, Guynn & Mayes, P.A.; Bradley L. Boni LLC; The Aiken Council of the International Reading Association; and The Friends of Hopelands Gardens and Rye Patch Inc.

The books for the April 30 reading will be provided in memory of Dr. William “Bill” Rodgers.

Hopelands Gardens is located at 135 Dupree Place. In the case of inclement weather, the reading will be held inside the Rye Patch Reception Center located at 100 Berrie Road. For inclement weather information, call 803-643-4661. For all other information, call 803-642-7631.