CLARKSVILLE – Austin Peay State University head football coach Kirby Cannon was one of five guest readers at Tuesday’s Imagination Library Reading Event at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library.
Coach Cannon read Keith Faulkner’s The Wide-Mouthed Frog to a the group of more than 20 area kids. He opened his time by talking about being a college football coach and relating that same enthusiasm to reading. Coach Cannon then led the group in a “Let’s Go Peay” chant before his reading.
Players from Austin Peay’s Ohio Valley Conference Champion baseball team are scheduled to read at 11 a.m., Friday for program’s second event.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a program guided towards encouraging parents to read with their children. The program – sponsored by the State of Tennessee, Governor and First Lady Haslam, the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, Friends of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library and many more – provides books to children from birth to age five.