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Read Across America gets kids excited about reading

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Students and Business leaders were decked out in red and white hats Tuesday even the Marines got involved to celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America Day.

Lt. Caleb Eames from the Marine Corps Logistics Base read Yeartle the Turtle to a first grade class at Alice Coachman Elementary School. Organizers of the Read America event say it's great to have community leaders read to students to get them excited about reading and to show them that reading is a life long tool.

"When children are learning how to read, it isn't always easy for them so they kind of have to get over the hump and if we can do it, whatever we can to get them over that so that they get to a place where reading becomes easier and it becomes its own reward," said Melissa Keefe, Alice Coachman Media Specialist.

Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids and books.

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