Read Across America Day

| February 21, 2014

Read Across America Day promotes the importance of literacy, and explores the fun that books can provide for children and families. This years 17th annual Read Across America Day is on March 3rd, which happens to coincide with the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss.

In accordance with Read Across American Day, Radio Disney Phoenix has partnered with First Book and has 1,000 books to give away!  You can nominate organizations to receive them through Feb. 22nd.

In support of Read Across America Day, Read On Arizona is supporting the efforts of this day by providing a communication toolkit that contains ideas, articles, and social media messages that can be used to spread the word about Read Across America Day and Read On Arizona. Read On Arizona is a statewide, public/private partnership of agencies, philanthropic organizations, and community stakeholders committed to creating an effective continuum of services to improve language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth through age eight over the next ten years.

HOW CAN I HELP?:

-Host a “book swap.” Ask individuals to bring books they have already read to a community center, park, library or school. For every book they bring, they can choose another book to take home with them.

-Visit the library. Explore the types of books available-explore different sections that might appeal to everyone in your family.

-Make sure you “LIKE” the Read On Arizona Facebook page. When you log in to Facebook, simply search for Read On Arizona and select the page.

For questions, comments, concerns contact Terri Clark at tclark@readonarizona.org

 

 

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