Summit artist and children's book author and illustrator Pat Saxton, center, meets with students from Summit's Jefferson School during the school's Family Reading Night held January 28. The students are, from left, Aryel Rodriguez, Rachel McQueen, Sara Muzyka, Briana Gilyard.

The evening was organized by Jefferson parent Susan Tarashuk and featured reading related activities for students and their parents. Ms. Saxton read from her two books, The Book of Mermaids and The Book of Faries. Special guest readers were members of the state champion Summit High School football team and their coach, John Liberato. The free event was open to families of Jefferson School students.

 Each child received a new, free book donated by either Harper-Collins Books or MacMillan Children's Books.