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Read Across America (AKA Dr. Seuss’S Birthday) At Graham

Read Across America (AKA Dr. Seuss’S Birthday) At Graham
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Read Across America is always a celebration at Graham and Parks! Librarian Ann Niederkorn brings in mountains of homemade quilts and crocheted blankets to make cozy reading nests around the library. Students across the grades, many in pajamas and cuddling their favorite stuffed animals, spent the day creating a giant birthday card for Dr. Seuss, illustrating quilt squares about their favorite books, solving word puzzles, but most of all READING - reading with classmates, grown-ups, independently, or with their Reading Buddies. This year’s special guest grown-up readers included “Mr. Wairi in the Hat” reading about himself; and Sarah, Barry and Mrs. D. reciting The Readers Oath. To see more great photos, stop by the library and check out our photo album.

Read Across America Reader’s Oath: Words By Debra Angstead

I promise to read
Each day and each night.
I know it’s the key
To growing up right.
I’ll read to myself,
I’ll read to a crowd.
It makes no difference
If silent or loud.

I’ll read at my desk,
At home and at school,
On my bean bag or bed,
By the fire or pool
Each book that I read
Puts smarts in my head,
‘Cause brains grow more thoughts
The more they are fed.

So I take this oath
To make reading my way
Of feeding my brain
What it needs every day.