Celebrating National Reading Day
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.
Participating 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.