Bibb schools to host Read Across America events

MACON, Ga. -- Local community leaders gathered at Williams Elementary School Friday to celebrate reading and to announce plans for Read Across America.

United Way of Central Georgia, the Bibb County School District and the Bibb Association of Educators partnered on Friday's event.

Read Across America Day will take place on March 2nd, during which time Bibb elementary schools will host read-a-thons, literacy nights and storytimes throughout the week to promote reading and adult involvement in students' education.

The organizations called on members of the community to join in on the Read Across America celebrations as volunteer readers at local schools.

Additionally, retired educator Sylvia McGee read a book by Dr. Seuss to the students Friday to get them excited about reading.

To sign up as a volunteer to read to Bibb County students, click here.

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