Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro joined kindergarten students at Lafayette-Pershing Elementary School in Carneys Point on Wednesday for Read Across America Day.
“Reading is a gateway to new learning frontiers and experiences,” said Taliaferro (D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem). “Read Across America is a day to appreciate the wonder of reading and instill the importance of education in our youth.”
Read Across America is an annual National Education Association awareness program promoting a celebration of reading for children across the country. The day also commemorates the birthday of children’s book author Dr. Seuss. In towns across the nation, teachers, parents and community leaders hold Read Across America activities to bring the excitement of reading to children of all ages.
“I thank Lafayette-Pershing Elementary School for the opportunity to be here with you on this special day,” added Taliaferro. “As you grow and mature as students and citizens, apply the messages of Dr. Seuss and authors like him to your goals and choices. Be kind and treat others with respect, and you will receive that same goodness in return.”