May is “Get Caught Reading” Month

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May is “Get Caught Reading” month sponsored by Get Caught Reading — a nationwide campaign launched in 1999 in the U.S. to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Research indicates that early language experience  stimulates a child’s brain to grow and that reading to children gives them a huge advantage when they start school — so the folks at Get Caught Reading hope to encourage people of all ages to enjoy books and magazines and to share that enjoyment with the young children in their lives. Teachers and librarians across the U.S. have set up “Get Caught Reading” corners, allocating a special time each day for leisure reading, and taking photos of students “caught reading” for classroom posters.

Get Caught Reading  offers free posters and free video downloads to help spread the word about this outstanding literacy campaign. For more information, visit getcaughtreading.org.

Get Caught Reading Poster: Keira Knightley reads ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy.

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Spread the Word: Libraries Matter

Their newest GCR initiative, Libraries Matter, is a set of promotional videos, available to view  on their website. Use this exciting new media tool to inspire your students and children to utilize the materials and opportunities their local and school libraries have to offer. Click on one of the videos below to view some of your favorite authors talking about how Libraries Matter to each of them.

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