Read Across Louisiana to host annual free event at Mall of Louisiana

Read Across Louisiana to host annual free event at Mall of Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Read Across Louisiana will host a special free event on Saturday, March 4 at the Mall of Louisiana.

Local celebrities will read to kids for the organization's annual Read Across Louisiana Day. The event part one of thousands held across the country every year on Dr. Suess' birthday, which is March 2.  The reason the author's birthday was selected as the day to hold this event is because his work epitomizes a love of learning.

Dr Seuss's use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful.

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Kids aged two through 12-years-old are encouraged to come out to the Mall to participate in all the activities. They include arts and crafts, a raffle for prizes, and of course, reading.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m.

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