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Read Across America


A heartfelt thank you to our incredible Read Across America volunteers for participating on March 6th, 2024! Thanks to the dedication of 31 volunteers, we had the honor of reading to nearly 1,500 first-grade students across Decatur City and Morgan County Schools. This remarkable event, spanning 19 schools and 73 classrooms, not only emphasized the importance of reading but made it enjoyable for the students. Our volunteers not only read books from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library but also provided each first-grade classroom with a gifted book, courtesy of our generous Book Sponsor, Daikin.

Read Across America is normally held around Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2nd. The day recognizes the value of literacy. It calls all children and youth in every community across the United States to celebrate reading. This is an easy and fun way for volunteers to get engaged and spend time celebrating reading with local children.

Thank you to each volunteer who signed up for this wonderful event. Stay tuned for Read Across America 2025!


Sign Up

There are opportunities to read to schools in the morning and early afternoon, so choose the time that works best for you.

Pick Up Book

Volunteers will be provided with one book to read to each of the first-grade classrooms they sign up for, and the book will be gifted to that class. The books provided are from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library collection. Please pick up the book before March 5th at our office.

Arrive Early

Please arrive to your designated school at least 10-minutes before your first scheduled reading time. You will have to check-in at the front office. Be sure to bring your ID.

Enjoy Reading!

A teacher or staff member will escort you to the designated classroom(s). Feel free to start reading the book provided by our office upon arrival. If time allows, you're encouraged to read a second book. The teacher may have a library where you can choose the second book.

2024 Read Across America Highlights

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