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Read Across America Day 2019

On Friday, March 1, 2019 the Achievement Center will host its 4th annual Read Across America Day celebration.  This event is a yearly tradition put together by Reading NOW, the Achievement Center’s full-service literacy center.

The purpose of Read Across America Day is to motivate children to read and bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. Across the country, millions of readers will participate in this celebration which is held each year on Dr. Seuss’s birthday to celebrate his legacy and encourage children to read. This day not only gets kids excited about reading, but encourages adults to spend more time reading to children.

Our Read Across America Day event is FREE and open to the public. During this year’s celebration:

  • Guest readers will share a Dr. Seuss story in our library every half hour.
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
  • Each child will receive a free book and other special prizes.
  • Families can take part in educational activities, games, and crafts related to Dr. Seuss stories in our community room.
  • A photo booth area with props will be set up to take fun family photos!

More information about our celebration:

  • March 1st 2019 at the Achievement Center – 4950 West 23rd Street Erie, PA 16506
  • Two sessions: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • For more information, visit @ErieReadingNow or @AchievementCtr on Facebook