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Feb. 24, 2016

Broad Art Museum supports Read Across America program

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University will present programming in conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America throughout the month of March.

The annual reading motivation and awareness program will kick off on Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2. Participating in this year’s celebration, the Broad will offer several events and creative learning opportunities for all ages including Family Day, storytelling, art-making activities and reading pods.

“We are very excited to join the many schools, libraries and museums across the country that celebrate Read Across America,” said Michelle Word, director of education at the Broad. “Transforming the museum into cozy reading spaces filled with art-themed books for all ages is one of the ways the Broad MSU will celebrate the important contribution of literacy and art in our daily lives.”

The National Education Association estimates that last year, nearly 45 million children and adults participated in Read Across America.

Upcoming program events:

Family Day
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., March 5
Families can contribute to the Broad’s collaborative book, “A Family Day Fairy Tale” by creating and sharing their own stories or pieces of artwork during this event. 

Bookworms at the Broad MSU
10:30-11:30 a.m., March 9
Recommended for ages 2-5

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