State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland spent the month of March visiting several local elementary schools throughout mid-Michigan in celebration of March is Reading Month.
While visiting with the classrooms, Calley talked to students about the importance of reading. She hopes visiting local classrooms and reading to students will foster a love of books that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
“Literacy is an essential foundation for success,” Calley said. “It was my goal to make my reading visits both fun and interesting. I appreciated the enthusiasm and attentiveness that our local students exhibited.”
Calley also authored a House resolution to declare March as Reading Month in Michigan. She shared copies of the resolution with many classes in an effort to emphasize the importance of reading and lifelong learning.
Calley read at 12 schools in the area to over 1,700 students.