A steady stream of Perry-area kids and their parents made their way to the Perry Public Library Saturday for the national Take Your Child to the Library Day.
The three-hour event promoted the development of good reading habits in childhood and encouraged families to make library visits a regular habit.
Along with reading, the youngsters were diverted with balloon animals and face-painting, and each child took home a free book.
Because the goal is a healthy mind in a healthy body, representatives from several local organizations, such as the Dallas County Public Health Department, the Perry Child Development Center and the Perry Walking School Bus, were on hand with information about children’s programs and services in the Perry area.
The Perry Public Library’s participation in the annual event dates to 2015. Started in 2012 by Connecticut librarians Nadine Lipman and Caitlin Augusta, the annual Take Your Child to the Library Day aims to raise community awareness about the importance of the library in the lives of children.