Below, you’ll find the amazing sponsors that made the Reader Riot possible. There’s absolutely no way we’d be able to brighten up the Shoals like we are without their support.

If you’re interested in having your business or brand featured here (and other places at the festival!), check out our sponsor opportunities to see how you can become a sponsor.

Reader Riot Sponsor Logo - Square - Listerhill

Listerhill Credit Union wants you to have a riotous good time with some of your favorite authors, especially R.L. Stine who is coming to the Shoals thanks to them!

The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is super happy to be the host of the Reader Riot!

Reader Riot Sponsor Logo - Square - UNA Arts and Sciences

I say ART,  you say SCIENCE! UNA’s College of Arts and Sciences is ready to give you Goosebumps! Many thanks for their sponsorship of R.L. Stine!

Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Foundation

The Florence-Lauderdale Public Library Foundation keeps FLPL going, providing support and funding for special projects like the Reader Riot, the community is enriched by the Foundation’s support and generosity.

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts - kdartcenter Florence AL

The Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts features annual exhibits and rotating exhibits by artists from the Southeast, workshops and classes for all ages, concerts, and interesting lectures and programs. They’re sponsoring various events at the Reader Riot, and we can’t thank them enough for what they are doing for us (and for the Shoals in general).

Friends of the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library 3

So much of what FLPL does couldn’t happen if not for the Friends of the Library. They generously donated toward the Reader Riot, will be having a book sale during the festival, and showing support in so many other ways. We’re very lucky to have such an active and successful Friends organization. Y’all are awesome.

The Alabama State Council on the Arts has been generous enough to provide grant funding for the Reader Riot. You should thank them and see all of the other amazing programs they sponsor.


The Daniel Foundation of Alabama’s mission is to strengthen communities within Alabama and improve the quality of life for citizens from all regions of Alabama, and they sure are strengthening the Shoals and the Reader Riot. Thank you!

Be the show events and entertainment

Based out of West Palm Beach, Florida, Be the Show Events and Entertainment jazzes up your events like no one else. From face-painting with their Purple People Painters to their Jugglemaniacs teaching you their trade, all the way to Banana Split Shows and Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Parties, you won’t have a dull moment when Be the Show is around!

The Saint Francis Project - Trinity Episcopal Church

The St. Francis Project has been a long-time supporter of FLPL, as well as numerous other organizations in the Shoals. Their generosity makes so much around our area possible, and the Reader Riot is thankful to be able to consider them friends. Their support as a sponsor of the book festival shows their commitment to literacy, free information, and the ability to provide services to those in need of them.