Read Across America Week

March 12, 2020

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Rebecca Wipf and children Myla, Nalani and Josiah, of Astoria, South Dakota, came to the Hendricks Public Library in celebration of Read Across America. They received a treat from Librarian Joni Dagel.

By Violet Nelson

On March 2, 1998, the first Read Across America was celebrated; since then, it has been held annu­ally. The purpose is to encourage children to read more books and also to get them excited about reading. On this day, schools, li­braries, hospitals, bookstores, churches, and some businesses host their own events.
Joni Dagel, Hendricks Public Library librarian, was promoting book-reading by giving treats to anybody who came in with a do­nation of a new pair of socks for a needy family.

For the full story, read this week’s Hendricks Pioneer.

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Landon Johnson celebrated Read Across America last week at Hendricks Public School’s dress-up days. Monday was Wear A Hat To School Day.