Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!

Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? NEA's annual birthday party in his honor, called Read Across America is Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Warwick Mall.

Celebrating 22 Years of Diverse Readers!

Join us on Saturday, March 2 from 10am - 4pm at Warwick Mall for the annual Read-a-thon to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday! We have celebrity readers all day for a read-a-thon, a book giveaway, raffle prizes, a make-your-own hat craft, an opportunity to visit and pose with Cat in the Hat, and so much more!

Read Across America focuses the country's attention on how important it is to encourage children to read. Since NEA launched the event in 1997, more than a million Americans have participated each year in events across the country celebrating Dr. Seuss and his unique style of writing.

Volunteer! New members are always welcome to join us. Email Stephanie for more information.

Email Stephanie




Celebrity Reader Schedule for 2018 (in formation - new names added every day!)

 10:00 AM  Warwick Mayor Scott Avedesian
 10:15 AM  Attorney General Peter Kilmartin
 10:30 AM  Cardi Brothers: Nick, Ron, & Pete
 10:45 AM  2018 RI Teacher of the Year Kristin Hayes-Leite
 11:00 AM Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey
 11:15 AM  WJAR-TV Ch. 10 Meteorologist Kelly Bates
 11:15 AM  State Representative Robert Phillips
 11:30 AM  State Representative Bob and Maryann Lancia
 11:45 AM  Representative Julie Casimiro
 11:45 AM   Warwick Mall Co-Managing Partner Aram Garabedian
 12:00 PM  WPRI-TV Ch. 12 Meteorologist Pete Mangione 
 12:15 PM  RIFTHP President Frank Flynn
 12:30 PM  AFL-CIO President George Nee
 12:45 PM  URI Early Education Professor Susan Brand
 1:00 PM  D'Abate Elementary School Principal Brent Kermen
 1:15 PM  State Senator Dawn Euer
 1:30 PM  RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
 1:30 PM  WJAR-TV Ch. 10 Reporter Ashley Cullinane
 1:45 PM  WLNE-TV abc6 News Anchor John Deluca
 2:00 PM  U.S. Senator Jack Reed
 2:15 PM  WPRI-TV Ch. 12 Reporter Ted Nesi
 2:30 PM  WPRI-TV Ch.12 Kim Kalunian
 2:45 PM  State Representative Katherine Kazarian
 3:00 PM  House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan
 3:15 PM  Miss Rhode Island USA Daescia DeMaronville
 3:30 PM  Congressman Jim Langevin
 3:45 PM  Congressman David Cicilline
 4:00 PM  Raffle announcements

You're never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."


A Promise to Read

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 beanbag 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.

Come rain or come shine,
snow, wind or sleet,
each day of the week
reading's a treat.

So I take this oath
to make reading my way
of feeding my brain
what it needs every day.

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