Fairfield County Council of the CT Reading Association invites children and their families to its annual celebration of CT Loves to Read Day at the Westfield Trumbull Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov 7.

This year the council’s two-hour gathering local author Susan Hood, local area teachers, life-sized characters ready to read aloud to the children, a craft, free books, and free totes

Residents are recommended to bring their children to the event, which will be held in the downstairs area near the food court and the Playscape.

“You will find local authors, local area teachers and life-sized characters ready to read stories to your children,” said Toni D'Agostino, who’s a literacy coach and intervention specialist at Redding Elementary School.  “We look forward to celebrating the joy of reading with you”