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    Celebrating Read Across America Day

    "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."  ~Dr. Seuss 

    On March 1, 2013, the National Education Association (NEA) will celebrate ReadAcross America Day. The NEA represents over 3 million K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, education support staff, school administrators, retired educators, and more.  It is the largest professional employee organization working towards advancing the cause of public education across the nation.

    Read Across America Day is celebrating its sixteenth year in the United States. The day was created by a small group of NEA members with the goal to get kids excited about reading. The theme for 2013 is “Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat” which suits itself as this day is celebrated on the birthday of iconic author Dr. Seuss.  

    The NEA has been the spearhead for promoting this day over the years with additional support from nonprofit organizations across the country. Read Across America Day is not only encouraged in schools, but is encouraged to be recognized everywhere in the community—libraries, hospitals, community centers, bookstores, churches, and more.

    The College of Public Service and Center for Public Service would like to recognize this day and encourage educators and beyond to get out there and promote reading. You can discover which tools will help you inspire students to pick up a book on Read Across America Day and open the door to lifelong reading.

    For more information on planning an event for Read Across America day, visit: http://www.nea.org/grants/plan-a-reading-event.htm or stop by our Events page.

    For resources on Read Across America Day, visit: http://www.nea.org/grants/resources-to-get-reading.htm or stop by our Resources page. 

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