Posted by: montclairlibrary | November 17, 2010

National Family Literacy Month

Reading together, from Fairfax County Public Library

November is National Family Literacy Month®, a month-long effort to celebrate and remind people of the importance of families learning together. It’s sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy.

The website ReadWriteThink has some suggested activities families and schools can do this month to promote reading with kids of different ages, from sharing family stories to reading a bedtime story together.

Here are a few more ideas, from the Reading Connection newsletter:

  • Visit a used-book store, and let each person in your family pick out a book.
  • Read a book that has been made into a movie. Watch the movie when you finish. Talk about how the two are similar and different.
  • Share reading with others. Ask if you can read to your child’s class, or if a relative lives in a senior home, offer to read aloud to residents.

Coming to one of the Montclair library’s Thursday morning storytimes is a great way to share reading with your family.  Toddler Storytime (for kids under 3)  is 10:15-10:45am, and Preschool Storytime (for kids ages 3-5) is 11:15-11:45am.  Both groups feature stories, songs, fingerplays and fun with our children’s librarian!

You can stay up to date on storytime and other events at the library by checking the Events page of the Oakland Public Library website.

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