In 1988, the National Education Association (NEA) initially established March 2nd as National Read Across America day and in 1994 National Reading Month was celebrated for the first time. As a part of this month-long celebration, Brooksville’s Parks and Recreation Department began the #BrooksvilleReads initiative geared towards bringing accessible reading material to various areas of the city.
The Parks and Recreation Department has purchased five (5) library kiosks that will be unveiled each week during the month of March. The first one was unveiled on the first Friday of the month, March 3, 2023, in front of the Tom Varn Park playground area. The additional kiosk swill be placed strategically throughout the city and will be dedicated to a Historical Educator who impacted Brooksville/Hernando County.
Following are the dates for the remainder of the kiosk unveilings:
- Thursday, March 9, 2022 @ 9:00 AM – Russell St. Park, 28 Russell St., Brooksville.
- Friday, March 17, 2023 @ 8:00 AM – The Brooksville Common, 15 S. Broad St., Brooksville.
- Friday, March 24, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - Treed lot at 1510 E. Jefferson St., Brooksville. The intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd, and Muhammad Ali Way.
- Friday, March 31, 2023 @ 11:00 AM – Corner of Darby Lane and Candlelight Lane, Brooksville.
The Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting book donations to stock the kiosks. Donations may be dropped off at the Jerome Brown Community Center at Tom Varn Park, located at 99 Jerome Brown Place, Brooksville, FL.
. For information regarding the proclamation contact the City of Brooksville City Clerk at 352-540-3810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information regarding the #BrooksvilleReads initiative, contact the Parks and Recreation Department 352-540-3830.