Ohio County Public Library staff members were excited to visit Madison Elementary School in Wheeling from February 27th-March 2nd. The visits were part of Read Across America Week. Library staff member, Miss Lee Ann Cleary, is a regular visitor to local schools all year! Miss Lee Ann reads to every Ohio County School, as well as other schools, each week! Every month that’s 60 classes, Pre K through 4th grade!
Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA) and guided by a committee of educators, NEA’s Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.
The titles and resources featured by NEA’s Read Across America include books that students can see themselves reflected in, as well as books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different than them.