Read Across America Day kicks off in Md.

Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 10:05:57-05

March 2 marks Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and to celebrate, young readers nationwide are encouraged to pick up a good book for Read Across America Day.

Here in Maryland, events are planned at various locations throughout Baltimore City, as well as in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, and the United Way of Central Maryland, joined by Baltimore City police officers, will read Dr. Seuss favorites at several Baltimore and central Maryland schools.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will read at the following locations:

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Y of Central Maryland Head Start, 2030 Elgin Avenue
  • 11:40 am - 12:00 pm - Robert Coleman Elementary School, 2400 Windsor Avenue

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman will host the following events:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Longfellow Elementary School, 5470 Hesperus Drive, Columbia
  • 9:45 a.m. - Veterans Elementary School, 4355 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City
  • 10:30 a.m. - West Friendship Elementary School, 12500 Frederick Road, West Friendship

Find more information on United Way's Read Across America events HERE

Download the ABC2 News app for the iPhone, Kindle and Android