Library of Congress National Book Festival – Promote Reading and Literacy

This year’s National Book Festival highlights the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and the Library of Congress. Thomas Jefferson who wrote, “I Cannot Live Without Books” sold his personal collection to the Library of Congress two hundred years ago.

The National Book Festival is free to the public and takes place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sep 5, 2015 from 10am until 10pm. It features over 170 authors, poets, illustrators, and presenters. All book lovers in that area should attend this event!

For a list of presenters, please click here!



Reading Builds Character – Promote Reading

Reading Builds Character

Reading Builds Character is a reading program and nationwide initiative which encourages kids to read at least 15 minutes per day.

There are many benefits to reading. Each time your child reads, they are introduced to new vocabulary words, creativity, and overall knowledge expansion. We’ve discovered that reading builds character and character opens the door to more creativity. We must change the mindset of our children at any early age by incorporating reading into their daily regimen. It’s never too early to start building a stable foundation of learning for your child. Click here to see how you can get involved!

Reading Tips

1. Sign up for a library card to gain access to thousands of free books ranging from picture books to young adult literature. September is library card sign up month, so please be sure to get one.

2. Check out websites like Goodreads and LibraryThing for suggestions on great books for children.

3. Start off by encouraging your child to read at least 15 minutes per day. Overtime, increase it to an hour per day. Before you know it, your child will be reading one book per week.

4. Make sure to purchase high interest, educational, humorous, and inspiring literature that encourages your child to turn off the television and pick up a book to read.

5. Check out our CEO’s READING CHALLENGE!  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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