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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 7, 2019.

The Feldheym Central Library will be offering a Read Across America Story Time at 10:30 AM in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino.

Special guests Chief Dan Munsey from the San Bernardino County Fire Department and former children’s librarian Mary Chartier will be at the celebration to read to children. Chief Munsey will also be bringing a fire engine for the children to see.This free program is open to the public.

The Rowe Branch Library will also be celebrating Read Across America Day on March 7 at 10:30 am with a story time featuring former City Council Woman Virginia Marquez and 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. The Rowe Branch Library is located at 108 E. Marshall Blvd. in San Bernardino.

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.