Monday, November 9, 2015


Did you know that November is marked as the start of Family Literacy Month?  It is a nation-wide initiative to encourage not just reading in children, but prioritizing literacy as a family affair.  Since 1994, this month has been nationally celebrated in states, Massachusetts issued a state-wide proclamation in order to support it through their public education.  According to researchers, parental involvement in a child’s reading time is vital to their future success.  The Massachusetts Department of Education stated that, “Parents are important to developing a child’s literacy skills because they create literacy-rich environments, share reading and writing activities, act as reading models and demonstrate attitudes toward educations.”   Many libraries and community centers across the country will host approximately eight thousand literacy programs that will include various reading workshops and family activities.  As a librarian, I am suggesting that you make reading a part of everyday life.  As few as fifteen minutes daily will improve a child’s academic success.

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