San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate to Kick of Read Across America Day in Clairemont

Chris Cate, San Diego City Councilmember, District 6

On MondayMarch 2 at 10:00am, San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate will be presenting $15,070.99 in City funding to three (3) District 6 libraries, which will kick off Read Across America Day for his district.

“Public libraries are the backbone to a neighborhood and District 6 is home to four (4) City libraries. When we reinvest in our libraries, we reinvigorate our communities.  At our libraries, new parents connect at infant story-times, school-based youth have a safe place to study, adults receive a second chance to earn a high school diploma, and elderly individuals attend events,” stated Councilmember Cate. The funding allocations are as follows: North Clairemont $4,162.58, Balboa $7,636.32 and Mira Mesa $3,272.09.

Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school. or

WHAT: Councilmember Chris Cate presents funding for District 6 libraries, followed by reading Oh, the Places You’ll Go” to twenty five (25) local Clairemont youth. 

WHERE: North Clairemont Library, 4616 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117

WHEN: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 10:00am

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