HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle is used to reading master plans, ordinance proposals and budgets.
But Thursday afternoon, he set those aside for a little light reading.
He and Mrs. Battle stopped by Morris Elementary to read the Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham."
The visit with the pre-K and Kindergarten students launched the 6th annual Mayor's Book Club.
Held in conjunction with Read Across America Week, the club gives away more than 4,000 books to primary age students in Huntsville's 11 Title 1 schools.
Title 1 schools are those with a high percentage of students from low-income families. The book club is intended to help the city's youngest readers build their own libraries at home.
The Mayor's Book Club is organized in collaboration with the Huntsville Public Library and Huntsville City Schools.
Supporters include: Boeing, Woody Anderson Ford, COPT Development & Construction Services, Cadence Bank, Science and Engineering Services and Torch Technologies.