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Councilmember Jawando to be joined by Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo on his daily virtual story time for young children, this Friday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 14, 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 14, 2020—This Friday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m., Councilmember Will Jawando will be joined by special guest Cynthia Erivo, Academy Award nominee and star of the movie Harriet, for his daily virtual storytime for children who are at home due to the Covid-19-related closure of schools.

Parents and children are able to join Councilmember Jawando’s virtual story readings on Councilmember Jawando’s Facebook page and on his YouTube page. The readings are streamed live on both pages.

“I’m honored to be joined by my friend and multitalented actress and entertainer Cynthia Erivo as we read stories for children who are at home due to Covid-19,” said Councilmember Jawando. “Being able to share story time with children around our county and the region in this medium has been incredibly rewarding for me personally. It’s been a way to engage young people, educate them and foster their imagination during this difficult time. Cynthia has inspired so many young people already and I’m sure many more will be inspired by her on Friday.”

All Montgomery County Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year as Montgomery County and the State of Maryland continue to respond to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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Release ID: 20-212
Media Contact: Cecily Thorne 240-777-7972