Nov. 17 to 23 is National Children's Book Week - a week set aside to encourage the enjoyment of reading for children.
Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown will celebrate the occasion with several activities aimed at promoting reading in the community.
On Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. Children's Librarian Jeff Ridgeway will host a "Family Reading Night" in the B-C meeting room at the library. Ridgeway will share picture books and stories for children of all ages in this half-hour program.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, there will be a Celebrity Read Aloud held in the children's department where prominent community members will share picture books with children.
Participants include Crystal Brown, local storyteller; Pam Reed, owner of The Bookstore Etc.; WHAG television newsperson Mary Kay Albowicz; County Commissioner R. Lee Downey and Hagerstown's Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II.