Celebrating Read Across America Month in Statesville: Fostering a Love for Reading

Last Updated 3/12/2024In Latest City News, Homepage

March brings with it the joyous celebration of National Read Across America Month, a time when communities across the nation come together to celebrate the wonders of reading. This cherished annual occasion, highlighted by Dr. Seuss's birthday on March 2nd, transcends mere celebration; it underscores the enduring significance of literacy in our lives.

At the heart of Read Across America lies a profound mission: to ignite a lifelong love for reading in our youth. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to City Council Member, Kimberly Wasson, and the Fire Marshal Pete Morrison for their dedication in reading with students!

Fire Marshal Pete stopped by Cloverleaf Elementary to read with students. By engaging in these activities, Morrison not only shares his passion for reading but also embodies the importance of literacy as a pillar of learning beyond the classroom.

Similarly, Kim Wasson, City Council Member At-Large and dedicated member of our community, engaged with students at East Iredell Elementary, sharing her love for reading and ensuring students know that the magic of storytelling is within everyone's reach.

Why does Read Across America hold such significance?

The answer lies in the profound impact of literacy on individuals and society at large. Reading is the gateway to knowledge, empathy, and understanding. It equips individuals with the tools to think critically, communicate effectively, and navigate the complexities of the world. Moreover, indulging in reading for pleasure enhances cognitive function, sparks creativity, and promotes mental well-being.

Through our celebration of Read Across America Month, we invest in the future of our community. We cultivate a generation of thinkers, leaders, and empathetic citizens who will shape the world with their words and ideas.

So, let us embrace the joy of reading by picking up a book, immersing ourselves in its pages, and embarking on a journey of imagination and discovery. Together, let's champion the transformative power of literacy and inspire a lifelong love for reading in our children and ourselves. Thank you, Kim and Pete, for your dedication, and to all parents and students, let's continue to celebrate the joy of reading!




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