United Way of Greater New Bedford is partnering with the Birth to Grade 3 Partnership to expand their laundromat project, which puts free books in laundromats. The average family spends two and a half hours in a laundromat, and many of the families that use laundromats are low-income, so it’s a great way to engage families that may be missed by traditional literacy programming.

As a way to further engage, Women United is hosting Celebrate Reading! A Dr. Seuss themed literacy event. The event will include story times in English & Spanish, crafts, a raffle & more! This is a free event on Saturday, March 2 from 10 am to 12 pm.

The United Way of Greater New Bedford is reaching out to young readers and providing them with the tools they need to be successful students and readers in the future. The United Way's Victoria Grasela stops by Townsquare Sunday this week to discuss a new literacy event, and other community programs planned for March.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area.

If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here. You can also send an e-mail to Jim Phillips at jim.phillips@townsquaremedia.com. This program can also be heard by downloading the WBSM app.