During the week of Nov. 17, students and faculty at Gray’s Creek Elementary in Denham Springs celebrated Children’s Book Week.

Students received candies for “Be a Smarty, Read” day on Nov. 17, school officials said. On Nov. 18, students participated in a bookmark contest, and on Nov. 18, faculty and students decorated doors with book and reading themes for the door-decorating contest. Author Michael Verrett visited the school on Nov. 19. Students and faculty wore hats representing book or character themes on Nov. 20. Librarians from the Livingston Parish Library were the judges for the week.