RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This week, schools across the country are celebrating the joy of reading as part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America.

On Wednesday, March 1, 8News’ very own Deanna Allbritten and Autumn Childress joined the celebrations and took the opportunity to read to Richmond Public Schools students.

Both anchors visited Woodville Elementary School to read to a 3rd Grade class and a 5th Grade class. Deanna also visited classrooms at Mary Scott Preschool.

On Thursday, March 2, Dinwiddie High School football players will be reading to students at elementary schools in Dinwiddie as part of the national book promotion program, Tackle Reading.

The Urban League of Greater Richmond is also looking for volunteers to help with another Read Across America event at Chimborazo Elementary School at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 2. More details on that event can be found here.