Connecticut Loves to Read

Not only do our schools design their own reading incentive programs, but they also participate in many national and local programs. Listed below are some of the activities you might hear about.

National Book Week falls in November just before Thanksgiving. This week long celebration has been held since 1919 and is sponsored by Children's Book Council. Where there are books and kids, there are celebrations of children's literature. More Book Week Activities

The Great American Family Read-In sponsored by Read Across America (an NEA project) runs from Thanksgiving to January 1st. Families choose books to read together or choose books on the same topic and take time to read and discuss them. Then one of the family's New Year's resolution is to "read anyway, everyday!"

Connecticut Loves To Read Day is sponsored by the Connecticut Reading Association and held annually in early February. Guest authors are hosted in many local book stores and schools celebrate reading in many ways. Some of our schools have sponsored sleep over read-ins and others have graphed favorite books and authors. Check with your child's school to see what activities are planned.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday sponsored by Read Across America (an NEA project) is held on or near Theodore Geisel's birth-date of March 2nd. Cat hats and Thing One and Thing Twos abound in Danbury. Celebrations include guest readers, favorite books, read-ins and school-wide shares. Each year, Connecticut's theme changes. Check with your school to see what is planned.

Young People's Poetry Week is the third week of April and is a collaboration from the Children's Book Council, the Academy of American Poets, and The Center for the Book in The Library of Congress