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Celebrate NEA's Read Across America Day at the San Bernardino Public Libraries

NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading, will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

The Feldheym Central Library will be offering a Read Across America Story Time at 10:00 AM in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino.

Special guest Mayor R. Carey Davis will be at the celebration to read to children. K9 Dozer and K9 Lupe, support dogs from the County DA’s office, will be on hand as well. This free program is open to the public.

“We are excited about this upcoming event with the city library,” said District Attorney Mike Ramos. “It gives our office the chance to interact with our young readers and focus on the importance of reading!”

The Rowe Branch Library and the Inghram Branch Library will also be celebrating Read Across America Day on March 1st, with story times featuring special guest Sherlock, the San Bernardino Police Department’s “spokesdog”. Sherlock, an adopted Irish Wolfhound-Labrador mix, is the newest member of the Community Affairs Department at the San Bernardino Police Department. Sherlock will visit the Rowe Branch Library, 108 E. Marshall Blvd. at 10:30 AM and will visit the Inghram Branch Library, 1505 W. Highland Ave. at 4:00 PM.

National Education Association (NEA) launched the first NEA's Read Across America Day in 1998 as a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss, by encouraging children to read and encouraging adults to spend time reading with their children. More than 45 million readers across the country, both young and old will be celebrating the annual Read Across America Day this year.

A child's ability to read has a direct effect on their future success.  Reading with your child helps to increase their vocabulary and improves their reading fluency and comprehension.

For more information on this event call 909.381.8235 or visit www.sbpl.org or www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/

For more information on NEA's Read Across America, visit www.readacrossamerica.org and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.