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      Read Across America shows kids reading can be fun

      Heartland kids have learned the importance of reading in a fun way thanks to a well known author.

      The Truman State University chapter of the National Education Association held it's Read Across America Day at the Adair County Library Saturday.

      Young children got to hear story books from famous children author Dr. Seuss such as "The Cat In The Hat."

      Read Across America is an annual event across the nation and is held around Dr. Seuss' Birthday.

      "I believe his books are so great for learning how to read. With letters and just the fun. Dr. Seuss has it still fun today for kids. I think that's why he's made such a big impact," said Truman National Education Association President Kathryn Schott.

      The group also says that Dr. Seuss' books helps encourages parents to get their kids to get into reading at such a young age.

      There were also arts and crafts activities at the event which included drawing zoo animals characters and making letters out of macaroni and marshmallows.