Pa. Sen. Judy Schwank is taking part in "Readapalooza Week" in Berks County.

Schwank read to children at the Barnes and Noble book store in Spring Township on Friday.

All week, community leaders have been working to get children interested in reading as part of "Readapalooza Week" and the Ready. Set. READ! initiative in Berks County.

Led by the United Way of Berks County, the initiative is dedicated to promoting reading proficiency and encouraging children to become better readers.