At Read and Romp, children are engaged in fun, learning-based activities themed around favorite children's books. Children will leave the event with goodies that they have either created or earned by completing each station along with a stamped passport and a bag of brand new books. By associating fun-filled activities with reading, parents will learn ways to engage with their child on the life-long journey of learning at an early age, which will help increase their children's success in school.

While centered on books, each station will be manned by organizations and businesses that are child-focused, providing families an opportunity to learn about activities that will enhance the development and education of their young children.

Read and Romp-Birmingham began in 2011, and in 2016, Read and Romp-Tuscaloosa began.

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The 3rd annual Read and Romp Tuscaloosa is scheduled for April 13, 2019 from 9 am to noon at Government Plaza. For more information, contact Amy Crosby at

View more information on the 2019 event here.
Read and Romp Tuscaloosa 2019 Registration Form