READY READERS at Hull Street Library
Ready Readers are elementary-age children learning the joy of books through reading. Every Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm children in grades kindergarten to 5th grade will read to one another. Non-readers will learn reading skills. The library staff at Hull Street Branch Library will read to the children, organize fun reading activities, including book discussions, and present a light snack. Reading material (books) will come from the shelves of Richmond Public Library, and activities will include Richmond Public Schools materials. This program will develop special bonds with your child and the library. It will improve language skills, also imagination, and creativity, while cultivating a lifelong love of reading, especially at the Richmond Public Library. It is mandatory that the legal guardian accompany the child for the entire hour.
Please sign up at the Hull Street Library, 1400 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224. For more information call 804-646-8699.
This program is part of the Get Lit Literacy Initiative which includes Lit Chicks Read Book Clubs and BMER (Black Male Emergent Readers Program).
Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Richmond Public Library / Community Services Manager at Hull Street Branch Library.
Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the Richmond Public Library Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program and the Lit Chicks Read book clubs.
Meldon is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2022. She was the first recipient of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum Award in 2021 and is an active member of VLA. She presented “Libraries Bringing Community Together” at the 2023 VLA Annual Conference.
In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and practiced law in New Jersey until her retirement in 2003. Meldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she studied African American Studies and Russian Civilization.
A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.