Saturday, March 2, 2024

Rockenbaugh Students Celebrate 2013 Read Across America Day

Students from Rockenbaugh Elementary filled the library on March 1 to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to kick off Read Across America Day, the nation’s largest reading celebration with more than 45 million participating around the country to highlight the importance of developing a love for reading at an early age.

RES Librarian Julie Green shared biographical information and technology related Seuss items with students, including, reading apps, online story time and e-books. 

“Each morning we have been challenging classrooms to identify the quote of the day from a book or particular Seuss character and giving out Seuss surprises,” Green said.

Read Across America is an award-winning literacy program founded by NEA in 1997 through a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., and Random House. NEA’s Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on or around the birthday of Dr. Suess, the beloved children’s author.

A photo slideshow of the event is posted below.