Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) is the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s unique, interactive early literacy program.

With support from General Motors, R3 stretches six weeks throughout the summer and features readings by local celebrities, as well as business and community leaders.  The program also boasts live and interactive family entertainment, a healthy snack, and free books provided by General Motors in partnership with the Detroit Public Library’s “Library on Wheels.”

Like last year, the program will take place at Gabriel Richard Park — a large riverfront oasis located off of Jefferson Avenue at the foot of the Belle Isle Bridge. 

The Conservancy thanks General Motors for the financial support for this program and for helping share the joy of reading with children and families in the community.

The 2024 program will run July 11 - August 16 with sessions taking place on Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Each session lasts about 45 minutes. Participants must participate in the session to receive a free book. Pre-registration is required.

Registration is now open for groups of ten or more children and individuals only. Click below for registration.

Individual registration will open up in June.

Click Here for Group Registration of 10 or more

For more information email: [email protected]