Thursday, February 10, 2011


New Orleans Saints Wide Reciever Devery Henderson joins the LAE family for Read Across America 2010!

 Share your love of reading with kids across Louisiana on Saturday, February 26th, 2011! Mark your calendars and don't forget to join us for Read Across Louisiana 2011.
Read Across Louisiana is the state affiliate project of the National Education Association’s Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child, in every community to celebrate reading on March 2nd (the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss). The annual initiative provides parents, caregivers and children with the resources they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year. In order to gear up for Read Across America Day on March 2nd, we’ll be hosting celebrations across Louisiana on Saturday, February 26th.

Our Baton Rouge area celebration kicks off at 10 AM at the Mall of Louisiana. Join LAE and LPB for a fun-filled day of reading, educational activities and giveaways. You’ll even have the chance to read alongside some of Baton Rouge’s biggest superstars including WBRZ-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum, EATEL Community Connection host Jenny Heroman, Mayor-President Kip Holden and many more. Also be sure to look into other celebrations happening across the state on 2/26:

Alexandria: Alexandria Mall - 3437 Masonic Drive, Alexandria, LA
Bossier City: The Louisiana Boardwalk - 540 Boardwalk, Bossier City, LA
Lake Charles: Prien Lake Mall - 496 West Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA
Lafayette: Mall of Acadiana - 5725 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA
Monroe: Pecanland Mall - 4700 Milhaven Road #200 - Monroe, LA

Dont' forget to come out to celebrate the wonderful worlds that reading opens up for the children of Louisiana! And remember…

“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!”

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