Building community around reading is one of Christine Brenner’s passions — one she reinforces at her store Read With Me, A Children’s Book & Art Shop. The shop hosts a First Friday Raleigh Collab Art & Story Time, weekly story time and craft and the just-announced summer camps to include a variety of writing, reading, arts activities, games and special days for dress-up.
Read With Me has a carefully selected collection of children’s literature that engages, inspires and connects a family of readers. In addition to books, Christine Brenner and staff display art created for and by children, specializing in children’s illustrations. The heart of the store is the Learning Lab where local artists and authors connect with the community to share a collective creative knowledge and energy.