March 2, 2018, Toms River, NJ
– Parents in Toms River, NJ joined millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association’s
(NEA) Read Across America Day
on Friday, March 2, 2018 at American Institute’s annual live reading corner.
NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, expected more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.
To honor Dr. Seuss’ legacy and celebrate the fun and value of reading, American Institute invited parents and children to join NEA and many of America’s leading literacy, youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat – the red and white stovepipe one made famous by the Cat in the Hat-for a flurry (or furry) of reading fun at this year’s reading corner at the Toms River, NJ campus.
As providers of career education, American Institute recognizes the importance of helping children embrace reading early in their development and enjoys hosting this live reading on campus each year. Again this year, American Institute gave away a Dr. Seuss classic book to the first 20 children to arrive to the event for them to take home and read many more times with their family. Campus President Tim Rodgers shared, “This is a wonderful way to share our passion for education with our extended American Institute Family as our adult students bring their children in and show them where they are pursuing their education as they provide an example to them of continuing lifelong learning.”
For more information NEA’s Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross and www.readacrossamerica.org and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast throughout the year.