Lawmaker encourages children to experience a book
State Rep. Joseph Graves today said he will visit local schools and read to students, encouraging them to dig into a book during March is Reading Month.
Rep. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said there are so many entertainment options for children today that reading a book often gets lost in the high-tech shuffle. He said he looks forward to reading to children in local schools, just as he reads to his grandchildren.
“Kids might just need to hear an adventure from a book and their interest in reading will be sparked, resulting in a life-long love of reading,” Rep. Graves said. “Books offer readers a chance to visit amazing places with new friends without ever leaving their easy chair.”
Rep. Graves has classroom visits scheduled at Central Elementary School in Flushing, Syring Elementary School in Swartz Creek and Holly Academy in Holly. He also will participate in an Oakland School District event on March 3. Any teacher or administrator interested in having him visit their school, he can be contacted by calling toll free 866-989-5151 or via email at JosephGraves@house.mi.gov.
For information and ideas on how to celebrate March is Reading Month or encourage children to read, visit the Michigan Department of Education’s online resources website at www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Reading_Month_270348_7_272048_7.pdf.