Read Across America is an annual initiative launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA), to help get children excited about reading. Learning to read can be a hard daunting task for students. Read Across America Day (March 2nd) calls upon us all to take some time to engage youth in an interactive reading experience that they’ll enjoy and want more of. It is celebrated by schools, libraries, community members, and parents across the nation and in our community. It is currently the nation’s largest celebration of reading. Through this celebration, we hope to motivate local children and families to read through events, partnerships, and shared resources. Join us as we celebrate the love for reading by sharing stories with children throughout the Chattahoochee Valley.

- Dr. Seuss Virtual Storytime with Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Ferst Readers, Georgia Strong Families, Literacy Alliance and The Basics Chattahoochee Valley -March 2nd at 10 am via Facebook and YouTube.
- Georgia Strong Families Storytime every Tuesday & Thursday at 10 am and 3 pm throughout the month of March
- Literacy Alliance’s Annual Book Parade with Columbus Housing Authority- March 27th from 11 am to 2 pm
- United Way will have a blend of in-person staff and virtual volunteer readers in select Title One Schools of Muscogee County, Russell County, and Phenix City schools on March 2nd

Let us know how your organization is celebrating Read Across America next month. We would be happy to highlight and share photos of your activities!