[kids-lib] Potentially fun activity: Read for the Record on October 3, 2013

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Sep 9 11:48:15 PDT 2013

Looking for a programming idea for October 3rd? Here is an idea that may be fun for your library and community!

[JMP_rftr_pearson_logo_LORES_RGB][Otis - RFTR English book cover]

The Pearson Foundation invites you to take part in their largest initiative to build awareness around the critical importance of early childhood literacy - Jumpstart's Read for the Record<http://www.wegivebooks.org/readfortherecord> (http://www.wegivebooks.org/readfortherecord). Each year, readers everywhere join together on one day to read a single book to break the World Reading Record and to show their support for Early Childhood Literacy. Last year, over 2.3 million people set a new world record by reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad. This year, we hope to break that record by reading Otis by Loren Long<http://www.wegivebooks.org/books/otis---rftr-english> on October 3.

Here's how you can participate:

*         Pledge now<http://www.wegivebooks.org/readfortherecord> to read on October 3rd.

*         Spread the word<http://www.wegivebooks.org/share> about Jumpstart's Read for the Record by visiting our Share page.  Help break the world record by sharing with your networks!

*         Read<http://www.wegivebooks.org/> Otis on We Give Books on October 3!

Visit Jumpstart's Read for the Record Toolkit page<http://resources.wegivebooks.org/rftr-toolkit/>  on We Give Books to access reading guides, Otis themed activities, and day-of event tools to help your children get the most out of this year's event.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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