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Henderson families encouraged to pick up a book this weekend

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An early childhood learning center in Henderson is promoting reading this weekend.

The family literacy day is Saturday, January 19th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. It's being held at the Thelma B. Johnson Early Childhood Learning Center.

Workshop sessions will be divided into four 30 minute segments, so families can move around to different activities. Free samples of food will also be provided.

"The activities create an interactive family literacy component for our youngest learners and their parents as we prepare them to enter kindergarten with reading skills which are the foundation of learning and future success in school," said Aleisha Sheridan, Administrator for Preschool and Childcare for Henderson County Schools.

The theme of the event is "Books Come Alive," showing the importance of reading to a child's education.

The Thelma B. Johnson Early Childhood Learning Center opened in August 2012 and currently serves 421 three and four year old students in two half-day sessions.

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