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READY READERS at Hull Street Library

READY READERS at Hull Street Library

Ready Readers are elementary-age children learning the joy of books through reading. Two Saturdays in every month from 11 am to 12:15 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).


Saturday, April 8, 2023 Show more dates
11:00am - 12:15pm
Hull Street Meeting Room
Book Discussion  

Registration is required. There are 25 seats available.

Event Organizer

April Freeman
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Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Community Services Manager at Hull Street Library. She is a founder and the facilitator of the Oliver W. Hill Book Club which meets bi-monthly online. The book club is named in honor of Oliver W. Hill (1907–2007), a Richmond African American attorney and civil rights activist. His efforts, along with others’, resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation in public education was unconstitutional. The Oliver W. Hill Book Club invites readers to explore various books dealing with the law, civil rights, and social justice in America. Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the RPL Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program, the Lit Chicks Read Book Clubs, the Ready Readers @Hull Street Library for K-5 students, and Real Men Read speakers bureau. 

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.

In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law--Newark and Smith College.

A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren.

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