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District leaders, community partners bring books to life for students during ‘I Love to Read Month’ events

I Love to Read month (02/21/20) All around Anoka-Hennepin, schools are celebrating February being "I Love to Read" month by inviting district leaders and community partners to come to classrooms to read books to students.

On Feb. 19, Superintendent David Law visited Sunrise Elementary School in Blaine and read to kindergarten, first and fourth-grade classes (see photos). Then on Feb. 20, Law spent time reading three different books to Brenda Siems’ fourth-grade class (see photos). At both schools, he chose to read three popular books: “Interrupting Chicken,” “The Book with No Pictures,” and “Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast.”

Also on Feb. 20, Blaine Police Office Dale Bernardy visited six different classrooms at Jefferson Elementary School — engaging with, and reading books to students (see photos). Later in the day, Blaine Police Crime Prevention Specialist Kim Kiley and Officer Trent Strandberg also read books to students at the school.

Stay tuned for more visits happening through next week.