The second Tuesday of November is Young Readers Day, a day all about promoting literacy in young children. There are many ways to celebrate this day, with or without children of your own. Here are a few to get you started.
1. Visit your local library- Libraries are essential to promoting literacy, but they are often underfunded, underutilized, and deemed unnecessary in today’s world. The more libraries are used, the more importance they are given. Visiting your local library and checking out a book is a small way that you can help keep it in business.
2. Volunteer to read to kids- Lots of libraries and schools can use volunteers to read to kids. If you like to read aloud, this is a great way to help get kids excited about reading. Who knows? If you enjoy it, perhaps you’ll become a regular reader.
3. Donate lightly used books- Have any lightly used books that your kids have grown out of? Donate them! Schools, libraries, daycare centers, homeless shelters, and more could really use books for their children. A quick google search should help you find recipients who would greatly appreciate the books.
4. Buy new children’s books- They say change starts at home. Instill a love of reading in your own children at an early age by keeping them surrounded by books and letting their imaginations wander. Plus, if you donated all your old books, you’re going to need some new ones. Fortunately, here at SparkPress, we have quite a few books for children of all ages.