Tomorrow, November 14th, the Williamson County Public Library will be hosting Family Story Time with First Lady Crissy Haslam at 10:30am. She will read some of her favorite stories, and discuss her READ20 Book Club, which encourages Tennessee families to set a goal of reading together with their children for 20 minutes every day.
Born in Houston, Texas, Crissy Haslam moved with her family to Memphis, Tennessee when she was eight-years-old. She graduated from Emory University in 1980 with a double major in Finance and Marketing.

Crissy HaslamShe and her husband, Bill Haslam, moved to Knoxville in 1981. While she was working as the assistant director of admission at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she received her Master’s of Science degree in Education.

As the First Lady, Crissy Haslam has introduced a three-part initiative that focuses on interaction engagement between family members and literacy improvement in Tennessee. She travels around the states to express the importance of reading potential to parents everywhere.

Pictured Above: First Lady Crissy Haslam reads to students at Glendale Spanish Immersion Elementary during a Read 20 Family Book Club Halloween event. Photo from

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Andrea Hinds
Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.