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United Way Storybook Breakfast to Return

Enjoy breakfast, crafts, story time and more interactive family fun on Saturday, February 3.

The fifth annual Storybook Breakfast fundraising event, presented by MMC Pediatrics, comes to Overall Creek Elementary School onΒ Saturday, February 3 with two sessions, starting at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m.

Families will enjoy interacting with some of the most popular storytime characters, including Pete the Cat, Rainbow Fish, Madeline, Junie B. Jones, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar. Participants will also enjoy breakfast from Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts, Imagination Library story time, photo opportunities with storybook characters and other family-fun activities.

Storybook Characters

Partnering with Imagination Library

As a part of the 2030 Bold Goals Initiative to increase kindergarten readiness, United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties works in conjunction with Imagination Library to deliver books to approximately 17,000 Rutherford and Cannon County children ages birth to five every month. This early literacy program helps develop positive social-emotional and behavioral skills and creates a consistent parent-child bonding experience through the love of books.

Fundraisers like Storybook Breakfast are important because they allow us to continue enriching lives through the local Imagination Library program and inspire a love of reading for all children in our community that will impact them for years to come,” explains United Way Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs, Ella Weaver.

Lauren Knox, Director of Marketing for Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, shares how the Storybook Breakfast event impacts the community.

“As a parent, this is my favorite event in Murfreesboro. My children enjoy meeting new storybook characters every year,” she says. “As a committee member, I am thankful for the team at United Way and all the local businesses that support the Imagination Library program and understand the importance of early literacy in a child’s life. Bedtime stories are a favorite at our house. I hope my children never stop using their imagination and their love of reading continues to grow.”

Supporting your local Imagination Library increases early literacy in our local community and helps children succeed in school. All proceeds from Storybook Breakfast benefit Imagination Library recipients in Rutherford and Cannon Counties.

Tickets for the event are $15 per person, with a $60 household maximum, and can be purchased at


Storybook Breakfast Event

Storybook Breakfast Characters

Storybook Breakfast Event


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.