CSM Joins in ‘Read Across Maryland Month’

Congressman Hoyer Reads to CSM’s Youngest Students

As part of “Read Across Maryland Month” children at the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center at the College of Southern Maryland enjoyed a number of “Celebrity Readers” and their favorite books during March.

Celebrity readers were CSM faculty and staff, community members and elected officials including CSM’s Career and Academic Advisor Alfreda Banks who read the Dr. Seuss classic, “The Cat in the Hat,” and Carolyn Mitchell, administrative associate in Charles County Government’s Planning and Growth Management Department, who read ”Heroes of the Rail,” based on the Thomas the Tank Engine series created by Rev. W. Awdry. Darlene Breck, president of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, read “Airport,” by Gaby Goldsack and another Dr. Seuss classic “Hop on Pop.” 

Congressman Steny Hoyer read “House Mouse, Senate Mouse” to 3- and 4- year-olds. After reading to the children, Hoyer instructed the children, “thank your teachers at the end of the day for all of their hard-work and dedication.”

 “Read Across Maryland” month is an extension of the National Education Association’s annual “Read Across America Day” held each year on March 2 in honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss.” An American writer and cartoonist, Seuss, whose birthday was March 2, 1904, was most widely known for his children’s books.

The CSM “Celebrity Readers” program features readers throughout the year to promote a love of reading with CLC students. The center provides quality childcare and a safe learning environment for the children of students, faculty, staff and community. Registration is underway for summer day camps for ages 2 through 12. For information, visit http://www.csmd.edu/clc/.