ABOVE: Hailey Carper, 6, of Winchester gives Rebel the basset hound a pat on the head while reading to him Wednesday evening at a Read Across America program at the Apple Blossom Mall. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
ABOVE RIGHT: Elizabeth Sayen, 9, looks over some of the free books on a table during the book event.
At right, Children and parents listen as storyteller Mackenzie Vanover tells the story “Not Another Moral” Wednesday evening during the Read Across America Program at the mall.
Emma Rose Russell, 3, of Stephens City, keeps her eyes on Frederick County School Board Chairman Stuart Wolk as he reads a Dr. Seuss book Wednesday evening during a Read Across America program at the Apple Blossom Mall. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Elizabeth Sayen and her younger brother, Andrew, pored over the books piled high on tables at the Apple Blossom Mall.