By Sandor Gyarmati, The Delta Optimist
Mayor Lois Jackson, Vancouver Giants players, police officers and others were at Hawthorne Elementary Monday to help students and staff celebrate Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day.
Coinciding with National School Library Day, DEAR Day is a special reading celebration to encourage kids and families to make reading on a daily basis a priority.
"Last year, we decided to kick it up a notch and celebrate reading all day long, not only to celebrate the importance of school libraries but to celebrate the importance of reading," said Jane Ratzlaff, a teacher-librarian and vice-principal at Hawthorne. "Last year, we invited members of our community to be role models in our school and share their love of reading."
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