September 21, 2013
There are a number of new book owners in Charlottesville tonight.
The eighth-annual Kids' Book Festival brought in hundreds of children with plenty of arts and crafts along with plenty of books.
Children filled the nTelos Wireless Pavilion to watch performances and listen to music. Spanish books were also available for kids to read.
“It's about education, it's about literacy, it's about healthy living, it's about reading,” says David Mullins, president of WVPT. “WVPT's mission is based on education, so whatever we can do on the air or a community event like this to promote education, literacy and reading, we love to do it.”
WVPT, the local PBS station, put on the event and made sure that each child under the age of ten was able to pick out a free new or used book to keep.