(By Senator Chafin, Bailey, Walker, Sharpe, Ross, Anderson, Dittmar, Kessler, Edgell, Prezioso, Minard, Helmick, Bowman, Fanning, Jackson, Ball, Love, Dawson, Hunter, Mitchell, Oliverio, McKenzie, McCabe, Redd, Unger, Boley, Deem, Minear, Sprouse, Wooton and Tomblin, Mr. President)

Designating March 2 as "Read Across West Virginia Day".

Whereas, There is no greater contribution to the education of West Virginia's children than to instill in them a love of reading; and
Whereas, Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) has been instrumental in introducing generations of youngsters to the joys of reading through his words and illustrations that take readers on magical journeys through whimsical worlds with zany characters, like a top-hatted cat and strange-colored fish; and
Whereas, The birth date of Dr. Seuss, March 2, is an appropriate day to promote the joy and value of reading at an early age to West Virginia's young people; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates March 2 as "Read Across West Virginia Day", with the hope that all West Virginia's children will take interest in reading; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Senate recognizes March 2 as the birthday of Dr. Seuss, whose colorful illustrations and zany characters have brought an interest in reading to young people around the world; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the appropriate representatives of the Department of Education and the West Virginia Education Association.