For the 10th annual Read Across Siskiyou event, First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission and local Family/Community Resource Centers are giving out more than 4,000 copies of this year’s books, “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” and “Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes.”

City and county officials, educators and other caring citizens plan to support the importance of daily reading and early literacy on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Special guest readers throughout the county will be reading the beloved book about Pete The Cat to children in preschools, kindergarten classes and libraries.

To pick up the free books, visit your local Family/Community Resource Center or call 918-7222.