MINNEAPOLIS – CenterPoint Energy invites the public to help build a nation of readers by participating in Read Across America day on March 2. This event is held annually on the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss and serves to remind adults of the value and importance of reading to children.
“By reading to a child, you help open their imagination to the broader world,’ said Diane Englet, senior director of Community Relations for CenterPoint Energy. “We invite you to select your favorite children’s book, pick a time and read with a child on this important day to share the value of reading. Once you begin, it can quickly become a habit with lifelong benefits.”
Across the nation, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate and individuals have pledged to spend part of their day reading to young people, helping them experience the magic and wonder that can be found in books. Additionally, adults and children are taking the oath to read every day. To participate and make a Read Across America Pledge visit NEA.org/Grants/ReadAcrossAmericaPledge.
CenterPoint Energy aims to enhance the quality of life in local communities by reaching out as a caring neighbor and is re-emphasizing its commitment to the local economy and the environment. CenterPoint Energy continues to maintain a long-standing focus on education, community development and volunteer outreach. To see what CenterPoint Energy is doing in the community, visit CenterPoint Energy.com/Community.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a 55.4 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 7,400 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years.