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Read Across America Day 2022 is in the books now

3News' Jasmine Monroe and Austin Love were among those participating in the National Education Association's annual tribute to books and literacy.

CLEVELAND — Read Across America Day always falls on March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday. It's a day when people of all ages are encouraged to pick up a book and read.

Established by the National Education Association, the day showcases the joy of reading and reminds us all that literacy is vital for academic and professional success. Research shows that regularly reading aloud with your young child stimulates their brain and expands their understanding of the world.

As your Education Station, WKYC Studios joined in the celebration. Reporters Jasmine Monroe and Austin Love from our GO! morning show visited our station’s adopted school, Charles Dickens School in Cleveland, to read aloud with the students and give away books.

Locally, the Literacy Cooperative and a long list of Northeast Ohio literacy partners are collaborating to present an all-day series of online story times, events and social media interactions.

The Literacy Cooperative encouraged families to celebrate this year’s theme of diversity and inclusion through cooking recipes together, listening to stories or reading books from diverse authors. Here’s a full list of the activities the Literacy Cooperative planned, in conjunction with Cleveland Department of Public Health, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, MomsFirst, Family Connections, Cleveland Public Library and other partners.

Families were encouraged to participate by posting pictures of themselves reading, using the hashtags #CLEReads2022 and #ReadAcrossAmerica.

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