Fauquier County Public Library Joins in READ Across America

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(Warrenton, VA) Feb 23, 2015 — For the second year, Fauquier County Public Library is partnering with the Fauquier County Education Association to celebrate Read Across America Day (READ).

READ is the annual reading program that encourages children in every community to celebrate the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss by reading. The program was started by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998.

Fauquier County Public Library is partnering with the Fauquier County Education Association (FEA) to host a county-wide READ program Saturday, February 28 at 10 a.m. The program will be offered at all three library locations. The celebration will include a special reading of a Dr. Seuss favorite book, crafts, refreshments and other activities.  The Cat in the Hat, an iconic Dr. Seuss character, will also be at each library location.

Research shows that children who spend time reading do better in school. Encouraging lifelong reading and providing children with opportunities to read and succeed are goals shared by the NEA and libraries across America.

“Children of all ages love Dr. Seuss and we are thrilled to be able to bring his stories to life. Working with the FEA, we are encouraging a lifelong love for books and learning, a goal very central to both our missions,” said Maria Del Rosso, Director, Fauquier County Public Library.

The program is free and no registration is required. Children from throughout Fauquier County are invited to attend and READ at their library.

Fauquier County Public Library locations are: Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St.; Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North; and John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Call (540) 422-8500 for more information about library events or locations.

Contact: Lisa Pavlock, Public Information Coordinator
Phone: (540) 422-8518
11 Winchester Street
Warrenton, VA 20186

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