Preschool students celebrate Read Across America Day by sitting on the carpet reading books together

Read Across America Day: Giving Back and Celebrating Literacy

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss

Read Across America Day 2019 is March 2! In advance of this special day, students across the country are getting ready for book-filled celebrations and flexing their early literacy skills. At Primrose, we also use this special day as an opportunity to give back and to support literacy in children everywhere through our Og’s Bountiful Book Drive. Our young students spend the month collecting new or gently used books that are donated to local libraries, hospitals, schools or nonprofits organizations.

Want to celebrate Read Across America Day with your family? Here are creative ways some of our schools celebrate this special day.

Primrose students pose with their book donation for Read Across America DayKaty-area Primrose schools

When a local elementary school’s library was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, seven Primrose schools in Katy, Texas joined forces to help. During Og’s Bountiful Book Drive, the schools collected nearly 3,000 books to rebuild the school’s library.

Preschool girls write card to accompany their Read Across America book donationPrimrose School of Sixes Road

For their Og’s Bountiful Book Drive, the school collected books for the young patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and their families. The students also made get-well cards to include in their donation.

Franchise Owner dressed up as the Cat in the Hat smiling with a Primrose student on Read Across America DayPrimrose School of Bells Ferry

To celebrate Read Across America Day, the school’s Franchise Owner came to school dressed as the Cat in the Hat! He spent the day going classroom to classroom to read Dr. Seuss stories and take pictures with students.

Primrose school with ceiling decorated with book chains for Read Across America DayPrimrose School of Sprayberry

To encourage reading in the classroom and at home, Primrose School of Sprayberry hosts an annual reading competition. To help track their progress throughout the month of February, children add a link to a paper chain for every book they read. In February 2018, students at the school read 1,087 books!  

Want more Read Across America Day inspiration? Check out this story of an exceptional Primrose reader.