Charlestown Library to host Community Read to support Legend of Sleepy Hollow event PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:00

In support of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow event at the Historic Tunnel Mill October 20, the Charlestown Library is having a community read of the story. The Community Read iscan be completed at your own pace and in the location of your choice.
Multiple paper copies will be available at the library, as well as electronic copies from Project Gutenberg. Anyone reading the book from the library or downloadable source is eligible for a coupon for a $2 discount on the Charlestown State Park/Rose Island/Historic Tunnel Mill/John Work House (Sleepy Hollow) tours.
The Historic Tunnel Mill is presenting a special program on that day honoring The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Visitors will be able to talk with re-enactors on the grounds.
“Washington Irving, one of the first great American writers, wrote this short story never knowing what a lasting effect it would have on the nation. In the quiet valley, the tale comes to life as characters such as the blooming young coquette Katrina Van Tassel, the raucous Brom Bones and the greedy Mr. Icabod Crane interact with the townspeople of Sleepy Hollow. In the end, even the spectral Hessian known as the Headless Horseman will appear to chase Mr. Crane away from his heart’s desire. But remember, things are not always as they seem! What is young master Brom up to?” From
Now is the perfect time to read this classic tale, learn of the people and times gone by, and see the story come alive all around you.
The tours will occur on October 20.
Tickets are now available at the Charlestown Library and are priced at $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older, and $20 for children 10 and under. This includes admission to both sites, parking at both locations, transportation to Rose Island, and lunch.
Buses will take people to Rose Island every half hour from 9 a.m. Until 12 noon, and a limited number of seats are available.
Plan now to enjoy this fall day in the country with your family. And check out our Facebook event ( for other information and breaking news.
The event is sponsored by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce and Partners: Charlestown Kiwanis, Boy Scouts of America, and Taylor-Rose Historic Outfitters.