Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam will read to students Friday, Sept. 21, at Smyrna Elementary School to participate in the annual Read to Succeed Day celebration.
Haslam will read to the first grade class, as part of her statewide efforts to promote literacy through the Read20 Family Book Club program.
The event is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m.
The purpose of the Read20 Book Club is to give Tennessee families a fun goal of reading together with their children for 20 minutes every day through a featured book each month.
Whether a fifth grader reading independently, or a younger child being read to by an adult or older sibling, the featured books are designed to appeal to a broad group of elementary-aged children and their families.
As part of the initiative, Haslam has been visiting schools throughout the state of Tennessee encouraging children to participate in the program.
For more information about Read20 Book Club, visit www.tn.gov/read20.