World Read Aloud Day
|When||Mar 07, 2012 from 09:00 am to 08:00 pm|
|Contact Name||Shirley Vonderhaar|
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Celebrate the Power of Words and Stories and Take Action for Global Literacy At least 774 million people in the world cannot read or write. Imagine your world without words. World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.
To celebrate, JKPL will show the movie Bedtime Stories (PG) at 2pm followed by a storytime at 4:30 pm. Open to all ages.