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Snapshots: Celebrity Read-A-Thon At The Woodbury Library

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, local celebrities read to children at the R.H. Stafford Branch Library in Woodbury.

One of the best parts of my job is getting out in the community and meeting people.

I was grateful for the chance over the weekend to participate in a Washington County Library Read-a-Thon.

And while I viewed this as a good chance to meet some of Woodbury's younger residents, when I started reading on Saturday, there wasn't anyone there.

Manager Chad Lubbers said it didn't matter. It's like keeping a vigil, he told me, just keep on reading.

So I jumped into Green Eggs and Ham. It was a little odd reading to no one, but by the time I got into The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Curious George and the Dump Truck, I had a small audience of a handful of kids. They were engaged listeners, quickly answering my questions about Curious George and his adventure.

The Read-a-Thon was part of the library system's "One County, One Book" initiative. That program encourages Washington County residents of all ages to read Alice Ozma's book, "The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared," between January and March.

Eric Berg January 16, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Sorry, I missed you reading, but my daughter and I did see Councilor Rebholz. I don't know if he picked the book or if the library did, but perhaps "Horton Hears About a Large Road Project on Woodbury Patch" might have been a bit over the heads of many.

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