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Santa Barbara County Sheriff encourages literacy during virtual Read Across America Day

SBSO Read Across America Day

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — On Tuesday, March 2, the country will celebrate Read Across America Day. The day was chosen to remember the birthday of famous children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, more commonly known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff has teamed up with a handful of deputies to read children’s books for the community on that day.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman, Raquel Zick, said normally deputies and the Sheriff read in-person at schools, but due to COVD-19 precautions, the event will be held virtually this year.

The Sheriff will read “I Can Believe In Myself”. Two deputies will read “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” in English and Spanish. A medical staffer will read “While We Can't Hug”. And a K9 officer will read “The Koala Who Could”.

The official video of these stories being read will be uploaded to the Sheriff's YouTube page on Tuesday.

Education / Lifestyle / Santa Barbara - South County
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