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Event to Unleash Students' Love of Reading

Pupils in kindergarten through fourth-grade are invited to celebrate reading!

Get ready, because the Canon-McMillan School District is partnering with the Canon-McMillan Education Association and the Washington County Literacy Council to host a series of nights celebrating reading.

And if you’re child is in kindergarten through fourth grades: They’re invited!

“It has become a big production,” teacher Lynn Douglas, who is helping to spearhead the Literacy Night events, said.

The events, which will happen on three different dates, will be held at the and feature several books, including “Curious George” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

There will be themed activities and games during the Literacy Nights, with stations where teachers and principals can also read to the youngsters.

Douglas said the events are the culmination of cooperation from many different entities—from the district to its teachers, to the National Honor Society students at Canon-McMillan High School who will help with various activities (with one student even agreeing to play the Man with the Yellow Hat from the “Curious George” series).

Local businesses such as and Weavertown Environmental Group have also stepped up to the plate, donating merchandise and gift cards, respectively. Even Barnes & Noble, she said, donated books for the literacy events.

Children will also have a chance to sign up for membership at the Frank Sarris Public Library.

The events have been scheduled by school and will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Frank Sarris Public Library.

Here’s the schedule:

April 19 – , and

April 26 – and

May 3 – and

Douglas said she hopes that the literacy nights will become an annual offering—and that they will unleash a love of reading that will “keep kids coming back to the library.”

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