NSU Education Clubs to sponsor 18th Annual Read Across America Day activities on March 1

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Students in the Aberdeen area will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the 18th annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on Thursday, March 1.

NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, the NSU student chapters of the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA), Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) are asking you to join NEA and many of America's leading literacy, youth and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat – the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat – for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!

WHO:     Preschool through third-grade students

WHAT:   Read Across America Literacy Event

WHEN:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, 2018

WHERE: The Aberdeen Mall (formerly Lakewood Mall) center stage

Here is who will be there:

The Cat in the Hat will make an appearance, as will NSU's Thunder. The Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Family YMCA will also sponsor tables. The goals are to show America's children the joy of reading and building a nation of readers - on Read Across America Day and every day.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cheryl Wold, NSU assistant professor of special education, at Cheryl.Wold@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.