ROSEBURG, Ore. -- It was a celebration of literacy Tuesday at the Roseburg Public Library as staff handed out free books and crafts to kids.
The event was a part of the Douglas County Celebration of Literacy Program, which is a series of events throughout the month of February that encourages more children to read.
It’s hosted by Altrusa International of Roseburg and the Umpqua Literacy Council.
Due to COVID-19, organizers said they had to adjust some of their events to comply with safety protocols.
However, Roseburg library staff said they wanted to be involved no matter what.
“This year we wanted to be involved,” said library director Kris Wiley. “We already have grab-and-go and our craft kits are very popular. So we thought this would be a great way to continue that involvement.”
There are five more Celebration of Literacy events planned throughout the county for the rest of the month.