Western Reserve PBS was both participant and media sponsor of the 5th Annual Family Reading Festival, held at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on Feb. 4, 2012. We hosted WordGirl for meet-and-greet sessions throughout the day. The free event provided a book to every child attending as well as live entertainment from Jim Gill and storyteller Robin Echols Cooper. Over 1,700 people attended and 1,200 free books were distributed. The event was sponsored by Akron-Summit County Public Library, Western Reserve PBS, PNC Grow Up Great, Giant Eagle, This City Reads, Akron Children’s Hospital and Hattie’s Cafe & Gifts.