Wright Street Parking Deck

The Wright Street Parking Deck will operate 24/7 and charge $1 an hour to park

Auburn fans rolling into The Plains for football games this season will have another option parking option that will bring them into the heart of downtown. 

The city of Auburn will offer game-day parking in the newly opened Wright Street Parking Deck for a flat rate of $40. The normal rate will be $1 an hour, with a $15 cap per 24-hour period, on Friday when the Downtown Merchants Association hosts the first Come Home to the Corner event of the year. 

The deck is located at 140 Wright Street, which is again a two-way road connecting Glenn and Magnolia avenues. 

For more information, go to www.auburnalabama.org/downtown-parking. 


Auburn Public Library to hold Learning to Read workshops

The Auburn Public Library will host two reading workshops this fall. Each workshop is presented by Cora Connelly, a local reading specialist who is passionate about helping people learn to read. Each workshop will be held in person and virtually. Space is limited for the in-person sessions.

To register for the in-person session to either workshop, email libraryevents@auburnalabama.org or call 334-501-3296.


Thursday, Sept. 9, 6-7 p.m. – Learning to Read and Spell: This workshop will introduce the science of reading and provide lots of practical tips for how to help your child (or yourself) improve literacy skills.

Did you know our brains were not made to read? They were made to talk, but learning to read and spell means our brain has to translate the spoken word into a code and back again. That's why it isn’t natural and doesn't "just happen" for more than half of all people. Knowing how we learn to read and spell is important for every parent, teacher, or community member as they help children and adults succeed in this critical skill area.

Register for the live-streamed Learning to Read and Spell webinar online.

Thursday, Oct. 7, 6-7 p.m. – Learning Difficulties: This workshop will consider the causes of difficulty, trouble-shooting when time and effort don’t seem effective, the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, recommendations for remediation and some accommodations for school success. The new Alabama Literacy Act and some of its specific impacts for our schools and children will be briefly explained, as well. Come start on the road to helping your growing or struggling readers.

Register for the live-streamed Learning Difficulties webinar online. A link to registration can be found in the city's news release on the workshops at www.auburnalabama.org. 

Cora Connelly is a local reading specialist who is passionate about helping people understand how to teach and help people in the area of reading. She is a master's level Barton Reading tutor and an associate in the Academy of Orton Gillingham with a graduate degree in special education. She has many years of experience teaching children of all levels.


Fall Sundown Concerts planned

Auburn Parks and Recreation is bring back the  Fall Sundown Concert this September and October at Kiesel Park. Enjoy an evening of music at the park on Thursday nights at 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 14 and 21. Bring a blanket, chairs, a picnic dinner and the entire family for music under the stars. This year’s music line is as follows:

Sept. 23 - Michael Warren

Sept. 30 - Soul Co.

Oct. 14 - H20 f. Ms. L’Oreal

Oct. 21 - Dion Hawkins & the Experience

Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. Kiesel Park is located at 520 Chadwick Lane in Auburn. For more information on the Fall Sundown Concert Series, visit auburnalabama.org/parks/events-and-calendar/sundown-concert-series.

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