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Wisconsin leaders take part in Read Across America day

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

March 2 marks national Read Across America day, coinciding with the birthday of child book author Dr. Seuss.

Wisconsin State Senator Jennifer Shilling read some of her favorite books to students at North Woods Elementary to celebrate the day.

"It's always fun to come to school, sit down with some books that I've enjoyed reading with my own boys and to listen to the kids talk about what their favorite stories are too. But it is to really spark that interest for a lifelong enjoyment of reading," Senator Jennifer Shilling, (D) Wisconsin's 32nd District, describes.

The event aims to introduce students to leaders in our community while helping to show them the value of a good book.

"I think having that strong foundation of literacy, reading interest and those skills it's obviously important because they move on in school and through higher education and just through life to make sure they are confident readers and they have an opportunity to read diverse books and interests," Senator Shilling concludes.

The Onalaska Basketball Team also took part in the event, reading their favorite books North Woods students.

MORE: More on Read Across America Day

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