MILTON — Children visited the Milton Library Saturday morning to hear classic stories and poems, color and receive candy all in the name of literacy for Children’s Week.

Heather Bryson, the Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County's specialist for Early Care and Education Programs, Infant Toddler/School Age, played Mother Goose, read to children and helped them color outlines of hands printed on paper.

The event coincided with the annual Hanging of the Hands event in Tallahassee, where tens of thousands of pieces of hand art created by children across the state hang in the Capitol rotunda.

"... Legislation is happening in our state Capitol building and children from all across the state are working on making hands," Bryson said. "As our legislators walk in to start working on policies and procedures they're going to see those hands and [the hashtag] #GiveUsAHand is to remind them that the decisions that they're making ... affect the lives of these young children."