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WKCTC Celebrates Read Across America February 29

Paducah, KY (February 24, 2016) This years National Read Across America Day is March 2 and West Kentucky Community and Technical College is again hosting Reading is Our Thing as part of the annual national celebration that brings thousands of kids, teenagers and adults together to enjoy reading and promote literacy.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held February 29 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the colleges Matheson Library.

This our fifth year to celebrate Read Across America, which also commemorates Dr. Seusss birthday, said Megan Dotson, Reading is Our Thing co-organizer. Its been such a big success with the children and adults in our region, and we just want to continue this tradition to encourage the importance of becoming a lifelong reader.

The Cat in the Hat will make an appearance 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, WKCTC reading program coordinator, at (270) 534-3354 or