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MPB Library Literacy Tour

Join us for these virtual events

In September MPB Education kicks off the MPB Library Literacy Tour in different communities across Mississippi. These events will take place on the last Saturday of the month and are geared to children Pre-K to 8 years old and their families. However, all family members are welcome.

At each event, children and their families will watch a PBS KIDS program, complete fun activities related to the program and read a book. MPB’s Ed Said, the rapping, rhyming purple character that promotes health and wellness, will also participate in the tour. 

January 29, 2022 MPB Library Literacy Tour at Medgar Evers Library - Jackson, Ms

Our next stop of the tour is at the Medgar Evers Library located at 4215 Medgar Evers Blvd, Jackson, MS 39213. This virtual event features PBS KIDS' Nature Cat. Families will view a Nature Cat episode, enjoy a family activity, and a read-aloud. One lucky participant will win a PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet and his/her family will receive a special gift.

Come learn and play together. We hope to see your family! Each participating family receives a book, courtesy of our partners, the Mississippi Library Commission and your local library.

Mel Fell by Corey R. Tabor

September 2021 MPB Library Literacy Tour at Orange Grove Library - Gulfort, MS

Our first stop of the tour was at the Orange Grove Library - Harrison County Library System. This event featured Daniel Tiger. Families viewed a Daniel Tiger episode, enjoyed a family activity, and a read-aloud by MPB's Ed Said.

October 2021 MPB Library Literacy Tour at Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library - Brookhaven, MS

Our second stop of the tour was at the Lincoln Lawrence Franklin Regional Library in Brookhaven, MS. This event featured Clifford the Big Red Dog. Families viewed a Clifford the Big Red Dog episode, enjoy a family activity, and a read-aloud and a special appearance by MPB's Ed Said. One lucky participant won a PBS KIDS Playtime Tablet and his/her family received a special gift.

In partnership with the Mississippi Library Commission and libraries across the state, the MPB Library Literacy Tour featuring Ed Said will have events virtually or in-person the last Saturday of the month from July to October and January to May. 

If you are a library that wants to partner with us on the tour contact us at education@mpbonline.org