MARION TO TAKE PART IN ANNUAL READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION
Let’s Read 20, the Marion Public Library, our local schools, and other community partners will come together on Thursday, March 2, with thousands of others across the country to shine a light on literacy and reading across America.
Open a Book. Spread the Word. Make an Impact. This is an initiative that brings the power of volunteers, like United Way and Marion Mentors 21, together to impact literacy and reading in our local community. Read Across America is the annual celebration of reading that, this year, honors the 113th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss. This year marks the 20th national Read Across America celebration. The program engages an estimated 45 million educators, parents, and students nationwide with school and community celebrations coast to coast.
On March 2, volunteers will be stationed at Read Across America partner organizations including: all local schools in Marion City and County school districts, Marion Public Health Dept.-WIC, Leapin’ Ministries, Boys & Girls Club, HeadStart, all Marion City School’s preschool classrooms, as well, as most schools holding some type of literacy program this week. The culminating event for children and parents is the Marion Public Library’s Family Fun Night that evening beginning at 6:00 pm. It will be a Seusstastical celebration of literacy, reading, and family fun with plenty of storybook characters running about, making kazoo’s, and other Seussical crafts and music.