County Comment: May 14 is County Reading Day

County Comment
May 14 is County Reading Day
by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public Information Officer

In its regular meeting on April 19th, the Board of County Commissioners proclaimed May 14th as Reading Day in Washington County.
Washington County Free Library Reading Day event chairperson Brenda Bush and Kathleen O'Connell of the library staff accepted the proclamation from Commissioner Dori Nipps. Partners in Literacy, a subcommittee of the Hagerstown/Washington County Chamber of Commerce, is holding a Reading Day Fair called "Stop, Drop and Read" on that day at the Robinwood Medical Center. The Daily Mail newspaper, the Washington County Free Library and the Washington County Hospital are working together to provide an event for the whole community.
Award winning children's author Avi will be in attendance, local authors, food, a book give away and lot of fun are the order of the day, event organizers said. The event is projected to draw 2,000 participants. The Library requested a $1,000 contribution to assist with the event and the measure was approved by unanimous vote.