Read Across America is a nation-wide celebration of reading that falls on or around Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults. Many schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books and participating in various reading activities.
Read Across America is sponsored by the National Education Association. (See below for the NEA description). El Morro will host community members and parents in a fun assembly. Community members will then head to each classroom and read aloud a book appropriate for that grade level. It is a day to celebrate reading. For more information please contact Mary Blanton at ReadAcrossAmerica@elmorropta.org.
About NEA’s Read Across America
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its fourteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. NEA’s Read Across America Day, NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult. For more information from the NEA CLICK HERE.
READERS FOR LIFE: El Morro PTA and the Laguna Beach branch of the Orange County Public Library want to make sure that our children are among the two-thirds of Americans who carry the smartest card of all – a library card.
For more information, visit any branch of the Orange County Public Library or see the library’s website at www.ocpl.org. At the start of each new school year, El Morro PTA wants to remind you that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Let’s help make sure that El Morro students become readers for life! Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
“A library card has always been one of the most important school supplies of all,” says Laguna Beach Library’s children’s librarian Rebecca Porter. “Kids can come to the library to get a jump start on their homework, check out books, and use the Internet. With our book clubs, parties, and after-school crafts, there’s a lot happening at the Laguna Beach Library.” To get your child a library card, just complete an application and take it to the Laguna Beach Public Library at 363 Glenneyre Street. Cardholders are entitled to check out materials and use services at any of the 33 branches of the Orange County Public Library System. El Morro PTA publishes information about activities and programs available at your local library throughout the year. For more information visit www.ocpl.org. The Laguna Beach Library opens at 10 a.m. Monday – Saturday, and closes at 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (The library is closed on Sunday.) The library’s telephone number is 949.497.1733.