Watch local community leaders, area authors, and friends and neighbors read from their favorite books!

About Readers Are Leaders

BCLC’s Readers Are Leaders campaign is meant to inspire family literacy and educate volunteers and literacy advocates about the difference they can make in the lives of adults and children through the power of reading! Literacy is the fundamental building block to an individual’s future and is the skill set that opens doors to a world of opportunity and possibilities!

Join us each day as we celebrate the importance of literacy, where community members read aloud from a favorite book in a video. Reading aloud helps promote language development and early literacy skills. 

So grab your kids or your grandkids, and let’s read together!

How to Watch the Videos

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Select videos from the list below. 

From YouTube

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Day 1:”THE WILD GIRL” by Chris Wormell. Reading by Melissa Warren, Executive Director of The Brunswick County Literacy Council. 

Day 2: “THE RED FOX” by Hannah Giffard. Reading by Tammy Mokma. Sponsored by Publix.

Day 3: “A STORY, A STORY” by Gail E. Hailey. Reading by Dee Antonio. Sponsored by Novant Health.

Day 4: “ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY ” by Judith Voirst. Reading by Eileen Farrell.

Day 5: “GREEN EGGS AND HAM” by Dr. Seuss. Reading by Beth Elliot. Sponsored by South Brunswick Islands Chapter of GFWC.

Day 6: “MISS HUNNICUTT’S HAT” by Jeff Brumbeau and Gail De Marlen. Reading by Ann Bokelman. Sponsored by Lions Club International

Day 7: “ SOCKS FOR SUPPER” by Jack Kent. Reading by Cameron Keith.

Day 8: “THE SAGGY, BAGGY ELEPHANT” by K and B Jackson. Reading by Jeff Mount.

Day 9: “ GO. DOG, GO!” by P.D. Eastman. Reading by Kim Loucks and Carolyn Hirst-Loucks. 

Day 10: “THE LITTLE BLUE TRUCK” by Alice Schertle. Reading by Kim Smithwick.

Day 11: “ WHEN THE STORM COMES” by Linda Asman. Reading by Tom Vincenz. Sponsored by Brunswick Community College. 

Day 12: “COME ALONG DAISY”  by Jane Simmons. Reading by Tammy Mokma.

Day 13: “ NIGHT NOISES” Part I “THE WISHES” by Tony Johnston. Reading by Anita August.  

Day 14: “NIGHT NOISES” Part II “THE VISIT” by Tony Johnston. Reading by: Anita August

Day 15: “ NIGHT NOISES” Part III “THE LOOSE TOOTH” by Tony Johnston. Reading by Anita August.  

Day 16: “NIGHT NOISES” Part IV “NIGHT NOISES” by Tony Johnston. Reading by Anita August.

Day 17: “ WANDA’S ROSES” by Pat Brisson. Reading by Trish Zemple.

Day 18: “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” by Maurice Sendak. Reading by Joanie Hoffman.

Day 19: “ THE VELVETEEN RABBIT” by Carol Ottloenghi. Reading by Dian Robbins.

Day 20: “DREAM YOU’LL BE” by Joseph T. Garcia. Reading by Leslie Bowers.

Day 21: “ LOVE YOU FOREVER” by Robert Munsch. Reading by Debbie Baumgartner

Day 22: “THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD” by Watty Piper . Reading by Denise Williams

Day 23: “THE SILVER SLIPPERS” by Elizabeth Koda-Callan. Reading by Bunny MacKinnon. Sponsored by Riegelwood Federal Credit Union.

Day 24: “THE ROUGH PATCH” by Brian Lies. Reading by Rev. Laura Viau. Sponsored by Shallotte Presbyterian Church

Day 25: “CASEY AT THE BAT” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Reading by Paul Lombardi. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Day 26: “THE FOUR EVER FRIENDS” by Darlene DeCrane. Reading by Darlene DeCrane.

Day 27: “ONE TINY TURTLE” by Nicola Davies. Reading by Candy Fowler.

Day 28: “OLD BLUE AND THE HALLS OF HOLLYVALE FARM” by Alma Stevenson. Reading by Leslie Bowers. Sponsored by Dot Hoerr

Day 29: “BATS AT THE BEACH” by Brian Lies. Reading by Ann Bokelman. Sponsored by Ocean Ridge Charities Association. 

Day 30: “TURTLE, TURTLE WATCH OUT” by April Pulley Sayre. Reading by Candy Fowler. Sponsored by Deanne Neuman and Dr. Edwin L. Styers, DDS, PA.