Hosted by DAYLO (Diversity Awareness Youth Literacy Organization) and the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, the Teddy Bear Picnic read-aloud event at the Port Royal Farmers Market is now a free monthly event!

Students from the DAYLO chapters of Beaufort Academy, Beaufort High School, and Battery Creek High School, along with fellow volunteers from other student service organizations, will be reading to their younger peers on the first Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the Port Royal Farmers Market (Naval Heritage Park, 1615 Ribaut Road). Volunteers will be available throughout the morning to read picture books to children (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) and their families, accompanied by an audience of teddy bears and other stuffed animals. Light refreshments (juice boxes and cookies) will also be provided for guests. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join in the literacy fun.