Alicia Smith reads to children at annual Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront event

Family-friendly event provides each child a book

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Our very own Alicia Smith was invited to Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront where she had the privilege of reading to dozens of children right along the Detroit River. 

Reading and Rhythm on the Riverfront is a free summer literacy program for kids presented by the General Motors Foundation and hosted by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

The GM Foundation donates a book to each child who participates. 

The six-week event invites local celebrities to read to the kids and also provides live music,  arts & crafts, and free carousel rides.

The program is every Thursday and Friday at 11:00 am and 1:15 pm until August 15 at Rivard Plaza along the Detroit Riverwalk.

Organizers say with pre-registration so successful, the event is already booked for the rest of the summer with school groups, summer campers and families.  They estimate about 4,000 children will have enjoyed the program by the end of the summer.

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