Reading aloud is one of the most important things parents and teachers can do with children. The Junior League of Corpus Christi emphasizes family literacy for a simple reason- multiple studies show that family, home and community are the true drivers of a child’s education. Together with our community partners and literacy advocates, Story Time committee is dedicated to raising family literacy awareness along with a deep appreciation for books and a lifelong love of learning. Our events include reading aloud to children, providing students and families with valuable reading materials, tools and activities to continue reading at home and at school. Our primary goal is to associate great and meaningful experiences with reading with preschool children. Early exposure to books and language directly correlates to success in school and in life. Story time committee is a group of inspirational women who are working diligently to better our community through early childhood education and literacy awareness.