Decatur Mall launches new reading program

Decatur READS strives to make reading fun and to give back to local school libraries.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 2:19 PM

The Decatur Mall launched a new program to promote reading and support local school libraries. The initiative called Decatur READS partners with elementary schools and hosts two events for them.


READS Spirit Night gives students opportunities to use their reading skills to win prizes playing interactive games. The partnering school will receive a $1 donation for its library for each student that attends Spirit Night.


The second event, READS Recognition Night, takes place at the end of the school year and celebrates the students reading achievements with certificates and a wall of recognition.


“This is an exciting new event that brings people together in the Mall in support of local reading success. Our goal is to use the mall common area for events that inspire shoppers, families and the community and we are excited to work with local elementary schools to host events that motivate students to read,” said Coles Doyle, Marketing Director for Hull Property Group. “The READS events are special family outings that publicly encourage and recognize students. They are uplifting, fun and aim to inspire and motivate local students in a unique way outside of the classroom and the home.”


Decatur READS is free to participating schools or families. Schools can get involved with the program by clicking this link.

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