Read Across America Day
Read Across America Day
Mary Ellen Garrahy
Friday, March 02, 2018

Read Across American Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books.  Tim Taylor and Chewy the Butte County Squirrel made a visit to Ophir Elementary School to participate in this exciting day and help celebrate with Butte County students.


Chewy the Squirrel and Ophir Gopher mascots with volunteers at Ophir Read Across America event, including PTO parents and Las Plumas High School softball team

Chewy the Squirrel and the Ophir Gopher were impressed by the many volunteers who helped make the Ophir Read Across America event so special including PTO parents and Las Plumas High School softball team.



Chewy the squirrel mascot with Tim Taylor wearing a green wig with Ophir students

Tim Taylor, County Superintendent of Schools, read books to these eager students.



Four popular Dr. Sues books, including Fox with Socks, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!



Chewy the Squirrel in a Dr. Suess hat holding a copy of "If I Ran the Circus"


Group of 25 people, including Ophir students and teachers with Chewy the Squirrel mascot



Group of 21 students in Dr. Suess hats, with thumbs up in classroom with Tim Taylor in green wig and Chewy the Squirrel mascot



Tim Taylor in green wig with Chewy the Squirrel mascot in Dr. Suess hat and OCESD Superintendent Penny Chennell-Carter in a Dr. Suess hat

Penny Chennell-Carter, OCESD Superintendent and Tim Taylor both enjoyed reading to classrooms.