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TAG visits students during governor's 'Nevada Reading Month'

Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, Nevada National Guard Adjutant General, reads to Anderson Elementary School students in Reno on March 24, 2015 as part of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's "Nevada Reading Month."

Brig. Gen. Bill Burks, Nevada National Guard Adjutant General, reads to Anderson Elementary School students in Reno on March 24, 2015 as part of Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval's "Nevada Reading Month."

RENO Nev. -- As part of "Nevada Reading Month," Brig. Gen. Bill Burks read stories Tuesday about Red-Eyed Tree Frogs and a "Library Lion" to elementary school students.

Burks visited more than 20 first-grade students at Anderson Elementary School in Reno.

"I appreciate the chance to read a good children's book to a captivated audience of elementary school students," said Burks, the Nevada National Guard's Adjutant General. "Undoubtedly, the love of learning and reading remains strong in Nevada's youth."

Burks read "The Red-Eyed Tree Frog" by Joy Cowley and "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen.

Earlier this year, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval issued a proclamation making March 2015 "Nevada Reading Month."

"I have pledged my administration to improving the reading skills of students in our state," Sandoval's proclamation said.