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WKCTC Celebrates Read Across America March 6

Paducah, KY (February 28, 2017) – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America and West Kentucky Community and Technical College is once again hosting a free event to celebrate the annual project.
 
NEA's Read Across America is a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
 
As part of the national celebration, WKCTC’s “There’s No Place Like Space” will be held March 6 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Matheson Library to bring together local kids, teenagers and adults to promote reading and literacy.
 
“It’s important for us to continue this tradition to encourage the importance of becoming a lifelong reader,” said Megan Dotson, WKCTC reading program coordinator.
 
The Cat in the Hat will make appearances and visitors are encouraged to bring a camera and snap a photo with him. Participants can enjoy refreshments, listen to stories, play games, and make crafts during the free event. Each child will also receive a goodie bag.
 
For more information about the Read Across America event on the WKCTC campus, contact Megan Dotson at (270) 534-3354 or megan.dotson@kctcs.edu.