Read Across America

Readers in Lake County will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the twenty-first annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 2, 2018.

NEA's Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss's 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 Dr. Seuss and celebrate the fun and value of reading, the Lake County Library isBarbara Green in Dr. Seuss Hat 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 of reading excitement.

All branches of the Lake County Library will present Dr. Seuss-themed storytimes during the week of Read Across America. These very special events will feature games, prizes, and free books for all who attend. The dates and times for the storytimes are:  
Middletown Library, Tues., February 27, 11:30 a.m. 
Redbud Library, Thurs., March 1, 11:00 a.m. 
Upper Lake Library, Thurs., March 1, 2:00 p.m. 
Lakeport Library, Fri., March  2, 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The Lake County Library is working with Bloom, a program of the Lake County Office of Education, for these activities. Bloom is supplying the games and prizes. The Adult Literacy Families for Literacy program is supplying the books to be given away. 

Bloom operates on a simple premise: the word “bloom” conjures up images of children blooming into the best they can be through engagement and interaction with the most important people in their lives – their parents and families. Talking, playing and reading with your children are the best ways to prepare them for success in school.

Bloom and the Lake County Library share the goal of showing America's children the joy of reading and building a nation of readers— on March 2 and every day. For more information about NEA's Read Across America, visit and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.

You can find more about Lake County Bloom online at