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 celebrating 20 years! Join us on Saturday March 4 at Warwick Mall.

Celebrating 20 Years of Diverse Readers

Join us on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am - 4pm at Warwick Mall for the 20th 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.

Celebrity Readers: 

More added every day, check back often!
Congressman Jim Langevin
Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin
Representative Jay Edwards, House Majority Whip
Representative Julie Casimiro
Representative Robert & Maryann Lancia
Deputy Commissioner of Education Mary Ann Snider
Tom Pirnie, ESP of the Year
Zack Green, WJAR Channel 10 meteorologist
Nick, Ron & Pete Cardi, Cardi's Furniture
Josh Funk, children's book author
Kelsey Swanson, Miss Rhode Island USA
Frank Flynn, president of AFT
Larry Purtill, president of NEARI
Mike Araujo, executive director RI Jobs with Justice
Aram Garabedian

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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