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Loudoun Literacy Council’s Family Literacy Department held its annual, Fall for Reading, on Sunday, September 8, at the Rust Library in Leesburg. This free event, now in its 5th year, promotes the importance of reading together as a family all year long. It is held in conjunction with National Family Literacy Week and is sponsored by Loudoun Public Library. This year’s features included a professional face painter,  an arts and crafts tent, refreshments and free books for all. The highlight of the day was magician Tom Lilly, with a presentation of “Books are a Blast”. He had lots of audience participation in his book-themed program and topped off the day by creating one-of-a-kind balloon animals for all of the participants. Each year, attendance continues to grow as more and more families in the community are made aware through local news outlets, flyers, and calendar postings. This year we were very happy to see returning families and some of our Head Start friends!

Each year, the library works with Loudoun Literacy to support this important endeavor and we rely on the generosity of the community to make it all happen. This year’s supporters included Ben Franklin, Giant and Wegmans, in Leesburg. In addition, we had over 300 volunteer hours donated by local girl scouts, teens, and others in the community. Thanks to all of you who were able to stop by and see us!

 

Written by: Tanya Bosse, Family Literacy Program Director

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