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LeVar Burton brings Reading Rainbow to Liberty Elementary

Posted on: September 16, 2016

Liberty Elementary students enjoyed a special assembly on Friday with a very special guest. Actor, author, TV celebrity and reading activist LeVar Burton visited the school to read to students.

Burton hosted the early childhood reading show, “Reading Rainbow,” for 26 years, making it the longest running children’s program and earning more than 200 awards.

He entertained the students with story time and Reading Rainbow Video Fieldtrips, including, “How Do Astronauts Poop in Space?” and “I Love My Job Because.”

Burton said he gets a lot of space related questions because of his work on the TV series Star Trek.

The assembly also included a reading of Burton’s new book, “The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm” and active dance and movement time, led by Kindermusik teacher Sue Hardin.

The school assembly was brought to Liberty by an anonymous donor who sponsored assemblies at five schools around the country.

Read more in the Democrat-Herald.