Third-graders Yuridia Yañez, Vanessa Marroquin, Kinley Sporhase and Sarah Schlachter get comfortable with blankets, snacks and, most importantly, books. Students at Holyoke Elementary spent the last hour of the school day having a read-in to celebrate Read Across America Day on Friday, March 1. In classrooms and hallways, they read whatever books interested them, and there was quite the variety. — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Both dressed as the unicorn protagonist from one of their favorite books, Maite Sanchez and Delanie Davis, pictured from left, show off the Spanish and English versions of “Thelma the Unicorn.” — The Holyoke Enterprise | Johnson Publications

Break from textbooks allows kids to rediscover the joy of reading

    All last week, Holyoke Elementary was abuzz with activities to celebrate National Read Across America Day. Schools across the country celebrate reading and literacy annually on March 2, Dr.


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