Monday, January 23, 2017

Let's Celebrate - National Reading Day

I hope that everyone’s social media feeds today have let them know that today is National Reading Day. If it hasn’t – now you know!

National Reading Day is an annual celebration to encourage young readers to pick up books (instead of the TV remote!) in order to build a strong foundation for learning. You don’t have to be a young child or have a young child to participate in this holiday though.

Here are some ways that you can take part in this celebration:

Plan a trip to your local library

When was the last time you’ve been to your local library? In today’s technological age where we have pretty much everything we could ever want to read at our fingertips, we often forget about the library. Libraries are a treasure trove of fun and knowledge – and they are free! So take a trip and spend some time browsing the aisles. You’ll never know what you might find!

Do you have one of these in your neighborhood? If not, consider starting one of your own! These little miniature libraries are such a great addition to any neighborhood. Not only does it promote reading, but it fosters relationships with your neighbors and helps your bookshelf from becoming too cluttered. Here's the one that's in my neighborhood.

Pick up your Favorite book

Go dust off your favorite book – you know the one – the one that you’ve read 100 times but it never gets old. Curl up on the couch or go grab a latte at your local coffee shop and transport yourself away to that special world that only a book can take you to.

Do you have other ideas on how to celebrate National Reading Day? I’d love to hear them!

Happy Reading!

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