Celebrating National Reading Day

RYH_National Reading Day-2We had a great turnout for our National Reading Day celebration Monday at the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin.

National Reading Day is an annual literacy event celebrated nationally that encourages younger children to read. The event is designed to help pre-K through third-grade students develop the literacy foundation they need to become lifelong learners.

Dozens of children, ranging from infants to elementary-age homeschool students, enjoyed reading time with some of our community’s leaders, including County Mayor Rogers Anderson; Williamson County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney; Franklin Special School District board member Allena Bell; Spring Hill Police Department’s Mary Beth Lovett; JeNan Merrill, retired WCS teacher and WCPL Library Foundation member; and Casey Enright, founder of Word Wagon, an early literacy advocate organization.
RYH_National Reading Day-12Participating children were also each given two free books, courtesy of the Dollar General Foundation.

The event was a collaboration among United Way of Williamson County’s Raise Your Hand tutoring program, the Williamson County Public Library System, and the Williamson County government.

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Jan 24, 2017 | Children, Education, Events

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