(RALEIGH COUNTY) It’s National Library Week and picking up a book is like traveling page after page. To celebrate the occasion libraries across West Virginia are participating in several activities including: “Let’s Read West Virginia Day.”
Governor, Jim Justice also participated in National Library Week by picking up a book and reading to students in Wyoming County.
“When I was young in the mountains grandmother spread the table with hot cornbread, pinto beans and fried okra,” Justice read to the students.
Governor Justice didn’t just read to the students at Pineville Elementary, he also encouraged them to pursue any goals that they dreamed.
“It felt really awesome because when he came in he told us that he still had faith in Wyoming County. He told us that we could do anything that we wanted,” 4th grader, Jackson Walker said.
In West Virginia libraries, like the Raleigh County Library, the public sanctuary provides important community programs, including summer reading for young students, book groups, jobs, classes, tax assistance and more.