Education

Reading Is Elementary for Dr. Seuss Fans in North Salem

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The staff at Pequenakonck Elementary School in North Salem decorated classroom and library doors in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Credits: Pequenakonck Elementary School
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Credits: Pequenakonck Elementary School
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Credits: Pequenakonck Elementary School
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Credits: Pequenakonck Elementary School
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Credits: Pequenakonck Elementary School
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Credits: Pequenakonck Elementary School
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NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-Read Across America 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 center participate by bringing together children and books. At Pequenakonck Elementary, teachers decorated their classroom doors in silly and surprising ways to celebrate the day.

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