LANSING — State Representative Adam F. Zemke (D-Ann Arbor) observed March is Reading Month by visiting elementary schools in the 55th District. Zemke concluded Reading Month this week as one of the “celebrity readers” at the Lincoln Consolidated School District’s “Rainbow of Reading” event on March 26.

“I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to read to so many students, and I’m encouraged by the genuine excitement they had for reading,” Zemke said. “It’s a testament to the great teachers these students have and the parents who take an active role in promoting reading. It is our role to ensure that each child is literate and equipped with proper communication skills, and Reading Month is just one way of reaching out to students to let them know that reading is important.”

Reading Month is an annual observance meant to promote literacy and reading among children. It is a response to the countless studies that show that inspiring and motivating children to read is a very important factor in student achievement and development both inside and outside of the classroom.