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Tulsa, Oklahoma—Celebrate National Read Across America Day at Gathering Place on Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Join students from across the city at the PSO Reading Tree for a literacy-based event sponsored by the AEP Foundation on behalf of Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO). National Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on March 2 in honor of children’s book author Dr. Seuss’ birthday, with hopes of creating and celebrating a nation of diverse readers.

“Read Across America Day will be filled with opportunities for children to celebrate literacy and practice important skills, all while gaining exposure to stories that strengthen connections in our community,” says Sarah Van Zandt, Director of Education and Programming for Gathering Place. “We are proud to offer a diverse line up of special guest readers representing many languages and cultures.”

As a part of the Explore & Imagine program at Gathering Place, Read Across America Day at the park will celebrate the joy of reading with special storytimes led by a diverse list of guest readers at the PSO Reading Tree. Storytimes will celebrate various cultures and languages with new stories and new readers rotating every 20 minutes. Other Read Across America Day activities include literacy games, giveaways, and more with emcee DJ Phil The VIB3S.

“PSO is excited to be part of Read Across America Day at Gathering Place,” says PSO President and Chief Operating Officer Peggy Simmons. “Reading to a child sparks a young mind to experience new ideas and instills creativity and confidence for a bright future.”

Read Across America Day celebration at Gathering Place is Wednesday, March 2, in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the PSO Reading Tree. All activities are free to the public, thanks to the Explore & Imagine program at Gathering Place. For more details,

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