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Troyce Vich: read all about it

Troyce Vich, dressed as the Cat in the Hat, reads to students. Troyce Vich, dressed as the Cat in the Hat, reads to students.

by Sunny Layne

WATERLOO (KWWL)-- March is National Reading Month and students across the country participate in special activities.

But several library-volunteers with the program "Traveling Tales" strive to help children love to read all year long.

One dedicated volunteer, Troyce Vich is someone you should know.

Singing and playing, business as usual for these Waterloo preschoolers.

"Good morning!"

But today a special guest arrives.

It would appear Dr. Seuss has come to read to Mrs. Schuhmacher's class at Mckinstry Elementary School.

"He can moo, can you?"

Although she pulls off a convincing Dr. Seuss, children usually know this reader as Waterloo library volunteer Troyce Vich.

"I love reading and I know the importance of reading," Vich said.

With infectious enthusiasm, Vich hopes children will realize they live in an exciting world and want to read all about it.

"She's such a remarkable story teller and reader," Kathy Schuhmacher said.

"Hopefully they're going to feel the love of reading and fun and wonder of learning words," Vich said.

This longtime library volunteer says if you can't read, your opportunities are limited, but if you can read, they're as wide as your imagination.

"C, F, I."

Preschooler Tellshyiah Engle says she can't wait to put her ABCs into words.

"Because it makes you smart!" she said.

"I'm planting a seed," Vich said. "It's so very important, not only for a career and living, but for pure enjoyment and entertaining."

Vich says she believes when children learn to read, they really can do anything.

Reporter: Sunny Layne

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