Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Teachers design contests, family literacy events, and even pajama & pillow days to provide cozy mornings of uninterrupted reading.
But wait it’s not just for kids! The month of March is known to be the “reading month” because in 2007 the Women’s National Book Association also launched National Reading Group Month. They host events in large cities: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C. If you don’t live in one of those cities you can still participate. They strive to:
· Increase public awareness of the joy and value of shared reading
· Provide a time for reading groups to celebrate their accomplishments and plan for the future
· Provide opportunities for individuals to join an existing reading group or start a new one
· Encourage libraries, bookstores, and organizations to host special reading group events
You can participate just be reading in public or taking some time to read another book or two… or three. o.~
How many books do you plan to read in March?