Dr. Seuss said, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." Each year during Read Across America Week, local schools invite special guest readers to visit their classrooms and share their favorite books with students. The community readers jump at the chance to promote literacy and encourage reading for pleasure.
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Deputy Jason Stine and Deputy Joe Martin from the Wise County Sheriff's Office read "There's a Wocket in My Pocket" on Monday at Kids Central in Big Stone Gap.
Guests from throughout Wise County — each choosing their own special book to share — read to students in pre-K through fourth grades at J.W. Adams Combined School in Pound during its annual Community Readers' Day.
At Indian Springs Elementary School in Kingsport, Sullivan County Director of Schools Dr. David Cox and student-athletes from Sullivan Central High School were among the special guests.
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