The Salisbury Jaycees hosts its 10th annual Read Across America event 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Wicomico Public Library in downtown Salisbury.
The event features local celebrities reading their favorite children’s books, as well as coloring activities and visits from the Cat in the Hat and Saul the Salisbury Jaycees Bear. The first 75 children in attendance receive a free book, courtesy of the Eastern Shore Reading Council.
Readers include DelmarvaLife’s Lisa Bryant, Salisbury Fire Department Assistant Chief James Gladwell, and Wicomico County State’s Attorney Ella Disharoon. All children in attendance will be entered into a door prize drawing for Dr. Seuss character stuffed animals. Children also will have the opportunity to tour a fire truck from the Salisbury Fire Department.
Held in connection with Dr. Seuss’ birth week, Read Across America is a nationwide children’s literacy event sponsored by the National Education Association.