DSC_0209Get Ready for Some Fun on April 12

Planning for River Read has begun! We’ve got lots of new activities and features in store for this coming April. We’re also bringing back last year’s favorites, too — like the Storybook Character Parade, the Children’s Corner and the Book Exchange. Plus we’ll be giving away more than 500 new children’s books, sponsored by Franklin Sanders Allstate. Check back soon for more details!

tiara_twins_croppedThe Tiara Twins at River Read!

River Read is proud to welcome The Tiara Twins from TLC’s wildly popular reality series Toddlers & Tiaras!¬†Giavanna and Alycesaundra will help crown the winners of Family Outreach of Horry County’s Happy, Healthy Baby & Kid Contest and meet & greet with festival-goers throughout the day.

0d78e2768cd60a82390adf.LWelcome Jane Spillane and Tom Mack

Jane Spillane, the widow of legendary crime novelist Mickey Spillane, and Tom Mack, chair of the Board of Governors for the SC Authors Academy and USC’s English Department, will be our special guest authors at River Read 2014.