Los Angeles County (CA) Firefighters Join State’s 15th Annual ‘Read Across America’ Campaign

Los Angeles County (CA) Firefighters will join the nationwide celebration of reading on Friday, March 2, as they partner with the CTA and teachers throughout Los Angeles County for the National Education Association’s 15th annual “Read Across America” extravaganza.

Held on the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geise, the  theme of this years event is “Sink Your Teeth Into A Good Book.” Honorary co-chairs of the events this year are James Burks, Neil Klayman and Barry Chung, the authors and illustrators for this year’s highlighted books: “Gabby and Gator,” a graphic novel about friendship, bullying and being accepted for who you are; and “Boris Ate a Thesaurus,” about a boy who eats a thesaurus and speaks in volumes — and synonyms! Keeping things cool will be another co-chair of the event, Lou Paulson, president of the California Professional Firefighters

In addition to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, participants of this years event include the California Teachers Association, LA Galaxy, Chivas USA, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union, California School Library Association, California Professional Firefighters, See’s Candies, Scholastic Inc., Barnes and Noble, California Library Association, First Financial Credit Union, and Souplantation, Sweet Tomatoes restaurants.  More Read Across America information is at www.cta.org/raa.  Below is a listing of events Los Angeles County Fire Fighters will be participating at:


  • March 2, 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M., Yerba Buena Elementary School. 6098 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills
  • March 2, 9:00 A.M.-10 A.M., 54th Street Elementary School. 5501 Eileen, Los Angeles ( Windsor Hills Community)
  • March 2, 10:30 A.M., Northlake Elementary School, 32545 Ridgeroute Drive, Newhall
  • March 2, 11:00 A.M., Castaic Elementary School, 30455 Park Vista Drive, Castaic
  • March 2, TBA, Live Oak Elementary School, 27715 Saddleridge Way, Castaic
  • March 2, 10:15 A.M.-10:50 A.M., Paradise Canyon Elementary School,  471 Knight Way, La Canada Flintridge
  • March 2, 10:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M., Palm Crest Elementary, 5025 Palm Drive, La Canada Flintridge
  • March 2, 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M., Roosevelt Elementary School, 13451 Merkel, Paramount
  • March 2, 9:00 A.M.-10:30 A.M., Magee Elementary School, 8200 Serapis Ave, Pico Rivera
  • March 2, 9:30-10:00 A.M. and 9:45 A.M.-10:15 A.M., Roosevelt Elementary School, 301 Las Lomas Drive, La Habra
  • March 2, 9:30 A.M.-9:45 A.M., Van Deene Elementary School, 826 W. Javelin St, Carson
  • March 2, 9:30 A.M.-9:45 A.M., Mark Twain Elementary School, 3700 W. 154th Street, Lawndale
  • March 2, 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M., West Wind Elementary School,  44044 36th Street W, Lancaster
  • March 2, 8:30 A.M.-10:00 A.M., Sierra Elementary School, 747 W. Avenue J-12, Lancaster
  • March 2, 8:30 A.M., Wilkerson Elementary School, 2700 N. Doreen Avenue, South El Monte
  • March 2, 8:30 A.M., South Region Middle School, 6411 Orchard Avenue, Bell
  • March 2, 8:30 A.M., Hamasaki Elementary School, 4865 E. 1st Street, East Los Angeles
  • March 2, 8:30 A.M., Rosewood Park Elementary, 2353 S. Commerce Way, Commerce
  • March 2,  10:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M., Temple Academy, 635 California Ave, La Puente
  • March 2, 8:45 A.M. — 10:00 A.M., Lincoln Elementary, 1200 North Gordon, Pomona
  • March 2, 9:00 A.M. South Region Middle School #2 (Orchard Academy Middle School), 6411 Orchard Ave, Bell
  • March 2, 9:00 A.M., Crozier Middle School, 120 West Regent Street, Inglewood
  • March 7, 8:45 A.M.-10:00, Quail Elementary School, 37236 58th Street East, Palmdale
  • March 8, 11:00 A.M., Vejar Elementary, 20222 Vejar Road, Walnut
  • March 16, 10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M., Santa Fe Elementary School, 4650 Baldwin Park Blvd, Baldwin Park
  • March 29, 9:45 A.M., Gladstone Elementary School, 1314 W. Gladstone Street, San Dimas

For additional information on any of the listed events contact (323) 881-2411 or (213) 760-2141.

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