UNION, NJ – Special guest readers visited Battle Hill Elementary School Friday morning as part of the Read Across America celebration.

Several ‘hometown heroes’ read Dr. Seuss books and other stories to children in classrooms throughout the school.  Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas, Fire Chief Mike Scanio, Police officers Nuno Lopes and Karen Moro, and ‘Here’s The Story’ bookstore owner Joe Leo read to welcoming and attentive Battle Hill students.

Read Across America is a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading in honor of the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.