“The Right to Read” Public Screening

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The viewing window for this film has been extended until 11:59 pm on 5/31. Please follow the instructions below for virtual access to the film.

Join us for a free screening of "The Right to Read" and learn about the growing literacy crisis among young children in the United States. Literacy is an essential skill for life-long success, but 1 out of every 3 fourth graders is reading below grade level. Follow the stories of an NAACP activist, a teacher, and two families as they struggle to ensure that every child learns to read. If you can’t make it to our in person screening, the film will be available virtually until 11:59 pm on 5/31. Register here to access the virtual screening and use Invitation Code TRT-SBPL.


Participants in this event may be photographed by Library staff. These photos may be used in promotional or educational publications, including in print, social media, and presentations. Please see staff if you do not consent to having your photo taken. Staff will obtain individual, signed photo releases of photographs that contain only an individual as opposed to a group.