Riverside Unified School District and Riverside Public Library are coming together to celebrate Read Across America with their “Books Bring Us Together” event. The event will occur on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; This is an excellent opportunity for families to come together and enjoy the love of reading.
For those unfamiliar, Read Across America is an annual event celebrated on or near March 2nd, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. This nationwide reading motivation and awareness program was launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA) to encourage children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources about diverse stories and perspectives.
Events similar to Riverside Unified School District’s Books Bring Us Together help kids learn different aspects of reading and shows them how to channel their new reading skills across aspects of their daily lives. Teachers and parents need to spread awareness and get more people involved across their community so more children are encouraged to read books they enjoy but also challenging books.
The Riverside Unified Public Library will also host its events close to the first week of March to help give families a fun and exciting place to read and earn prizes.
The Books Bring Us Together event will have story time readings, arts and crafts sessions, reading activities, and quiet reading time. Parents are also encouraged to bring some snack bags for their students, so they have energy food for their reading sessions. The event will be an excellent time for everyone!
Student Hires and Read Across America
Student Hires’ experiential K-12 expanded learning programs provide disadvantaged youth incredible opportunities to gain career readiness skills. Led by college students, the experience is designed to help students develop social and emotional competencies, such as collaboration and communication.
Additionally, we will encourage our students to read different books during the Read Across America initiatives to promote the importance of reading while nurturing a sense of exploration to ensure that all students are increasing their reading skills. By engaging students in hands-on learning experiences, Student Hires aims to create a more equitable future for future generations.
The “Books Bring Us Together” event organized by Riverside Unified School District and Riverside Public Library is an exciting opportunity for families to celebrate Read Across America and spread the joy of reading. By coming together as a community, we can encourage children to develop a lifelong love of books and promote literacy for all. Are you participating in the Read Across America event? Let us know in the comments below.