County Comment/County Reading Day Proclaimed

by Norman Bassett
Washington County Public information Officer


In the Washington County Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on April 27, Kathleen O’Connell of the Washington County Free Library received a proclamation from Commissioner Greg Snook, designating May 1, 2004 as Reading Day in Washington County.

The proclamation cited reading as the foundation of all learning, and said that literacy is essential to the quality of life in Washington County. Our Citizens recognize that sharing enthusiasm for reading is the best way to encourage children to develop reading skills. Literacy shows the way to better medical care and nutrition, gives people a sense of self-worth, helps strengthen the economy through creating a productive and educated workforce.

The Partners in Literacy subcommittee of the Business Education Partnership of Hagerstown-Washington County encourages all citizens to participate in the 2nd annual Reading Day activities on May 1, the proclamation read.