National Young Readers Week

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We’re swimming in new books at the library, and we’re looking forward to National Young Readers Week (it seems like there’s always a reason to celebrate reading!) to share some of them with you!

According to Pizza Hut’s popular BOOK IT! reading program,

National Young Readers Week is an annual event that was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. It always takes place the second week of November. To make this week special, many schools recruited local “celebrities” to read aloud a favorite children’s book to classrooms.”

Reading aloud with children
even before they can identify letters and sounds is one of the best ways to encourage early literacy.  Interest in and familiarity with books at a young age goes a long way toward preparing your child to be a good reader later on.  For more great tips like this, see the Early Literacy page on our website.

Whether you share books in the classroom at school or on the couch with family at home, the library is a great resource for finding the best books to read aloud.  We’ve compiled many of the newest ones for you to take a look at, complete with a list to refer back to.

national young readers week 2014 collageNational Young Readers Week Booklist (Word Document/.doc file)

We hope you have a great National Young Readers Week this week!  And be sure to check back later this month for Give the Gift of Reading, our lists of recommended holiday books, picture books, chapter books, non-fiction books, early literacy & board books, beginning readers, and comic-style novels.

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