Joan Hartley

State Senator

Joan Hartley

Chief Deputy President Pro Tempore

An Independent Voice

March 1, 2019

Senator Hartley Reads to Waterbury Students as Part of Read Across America Week

Senator Hartley

WATERBURY, CT – Today, State Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) read to students at Waterbury’s Maloney Elementary School as part of Read Across America Week. Sponsored by the National Education Association, the annual event is meant to foster a love of reading in children. The event takes place in late February and early March, coinciding with the March 2 birthday of classic children’s author Dr. Seuss.

“Reading can inspire a lifelong love of education, knowledge and creative storytelling,” said Sen. Hartley. “I am so happy to have had the opportunity to read to students today, as I want them to have every opportunity possible to succeed. Reading is an important tool to help them do just that.”

Caption: State Senator Joan Hartley (D-Waterbury) poses with Maloney Elementary School students March 1 after reading to them to celebrate Read Across America Week.