Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker joined the Hillsborough Township Committee, Police Chief Darren Powell and other community leaders at Woods Road Elementary School to help celebrate the nationwide Read Across America Day, which promotes reading and adult involvement in students’ education by honoring Dr. Seuss.
Students were treated to a special day, focused on the joy of reading, as the various community members and former students shared their love of reading to all of the classes.
“It was a pleasure to participate in the Dr. Seuss Read Across America Day. The students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the books and it was definitely a fun event which reinforced the joy and importance of reading,” stated Mayor Frank DelCore.
“What a great opportunity to interact with the students and show them that reading is fun and important no matter your age or position in life. The children seemed to enjoy hearing the different readers and the whole concept is a great way to engage students and teach them the joys of reading,” added Committeewoman Gloria McCauley.
Woods Road Elementary School is just one of the many schools nationwide that participated in the Read Across America Program.