The 7th Annual Family Reading Festival took place at Akron-Summit County Public Library on Feb. 8. The festival celebrated reading with special guests and performances such as storytellers Jim Gill, Robin Echols Cooper and David Young. Every child who attended the event received a book from First Book Akron.
Stations were set up around the library encouraging children to explore the world around them with science explorations that included fingerprint anaylsis, bug identification and density testing.
The festival leads into the 11th Annual Day of Reading on Feb. 12 where the public is invited to show its commitment and their literacy skills by registering and reading for 30 minutes.