FERNDALE, MI – Families with kids of all ages are encouraged to celebrate Children’s Book Week at the Ferndale Area District Library with a Family Read-In event on Mon., May 1. This free event starts at 6:30 pm and will feature games, crafts, and other reading activities for the whole family to enjoy. At 7pm, all attendees will be encouraged to stop everything at read for 15 minutes. Children’s Book Week started almost a century ago; the longest-running national celebration of books written for young people, aiming to inspire kids and teens to develop a lifelong love for reading.
Ferndale’s Youth Services Librarians want this Read-In event to emphasize the importance of creating a community of readers. This year’s theme for Children’s Book Week is “One World, Many Stories,” designed to demonstrate the various ways in which communities across our state, our country, and our world, are connected. In this way, through the joy of reading a variety of stories, we can foster a more worldly outlook in our young readers, imbued with compassion and understanding, as well as enlightenment.
Children’s Book Week is a cornerstone program of Every Child a Reader, which is a non-profit literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America.
At our upcoming Read-In, kids and teens are encouraged to discover and read whatever titles, characters, genres, or subjects they love most, and reinforce the value (and fun) of reading recreationally, along with reading academically. The goal is to bring many kids and parents together and celebrate the influence, the art, and the impact of engaging children’s books and turning reading into a habit, a hobby, a passion.
No registration required for Ferndale Library’s Family Read-In! on May 1st. More info: ferndalepubliclibrary.org/youth-services/
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