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St. Luke’s celebrates Read Across America


St. Luke’s is celebrating Read Across America the first week of March at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital and the Network’s partner schools.

Read Across America, which officially began on the birthday author Dr. Seuss (March 2), is dedicated to literacy and aims to encourage reading while educating people about its benefits. Reading and related activities were planned throughout the day March 1 at the Children’s Hospital.

Volunteer Margaret Place read books to the pediatric patients in the playroom and in their rooms if they couldn’t attend the playroom readings. Staff also distributed age-appropriate books and stuffed animals to the pediatric patients who were hospitalized and those who came for outpatient procedures throughout the day. Dr. Seuss-themed activities also were held.

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital is also partnering with 26 schools in the community. More than 100 St. Luke’s staff will read to the Lehigh Valley’s urban and rural students during the week.

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, based at the network’s Bethlehem Campus in Fountain Hill, opened in June 2023.

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