Children from 4 Elementary Schools in the Region Receive Books on Read Across America Day

elementary school children with Lehigh Valley Reads mascot, Corey

Elementary school students were surprised with a visit from Corey the apple on March 2, 2021 to kick off Read Across America Day. Corey arrived with the teams from Lehigh Valley Reads and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to celebrate the day by safely delivering books and other educational supplies to the students. Corey and the teams visited Five Points in Bangor, SS Palmer in Palmerton, Sheckler in Catasauqua and Cetronia in Parkland.

March also marks the start of the largest Lehigh Valley-wide reading challenge, the Million Minute Challenge. Lehigh Valley Reads is building a community of readers to make the Lehigh Valley a place of opportunity for all. Individuals, families, schools, and organizations can accept the challenge by visiting to register. The challenge is free, easy, and open to all ages.