Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog during Franklin Park Zoo’s Read Across America Celebration

Celebrate Read Across America Day with us at Franklin Park Zoo on Saturday, March 2. Join us for storytime at 11:00 a.m. with Big Joe the Storyteller in the Hippo Theatre. There will also be a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, special zookeeper chats, an arts and crafts table, and more. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be in the Tropical Forest from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at half hour intervals. Be sure to bring your camera, as visitors of all ages will have an opportunity for a meet and greet with everyone’s favorite canine!

Rep. Malia Promotes Read Across America Day at Roxbury YMCA

In an effort to promote and celebrate literacy, state Rep. Liz Malia (D-11th Suffolk) participated in the nationwide Read Across America Day on March 3rd. Malia stopped by the Roxbury YMCA, read to children, and spoke about the importance of reading. “Literacy is the foundation of learning. Learning to read and an acquired fondness of reading expands the mind and leads to incredible opportunities,” said Malia. Read Across America is the nation’s largest 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.

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