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Celebrate Children's Book Week  Links from Education World

Family Nights  Suggestions for organizing a family reading night.

Family Reading Night Activities from LM_NET:

Great Ideas for Celebrating Family Reading Night  From the Illinois State Library

National Children's Book Week  The official site from the Children's Book Council.

Organizing a Literature Day (and Night) at Your School  Suggestions from Education World

Read Across America  This NEA project is in its fourth year.  The site includes resources and ideas for celebrations.

The Read In!  This event will be held on May 16 this year.  It is an online interaction between K-12 students and children's authors and illustrators.  Click on "Support Materials for Class" to see an extensive list of literacy activities for elementary students.

Reading Activities and 25 Ideas to Motivate Young Readers    Ideas to celebrate reading from Education World 

Reading Promotion Projects  This site lists examples of reading promotion activities at schools and public libraries across the country.

Sixty Classroom Literacy Activities   Participants in the Read In! event compiled a list of their favorites.

Our local public libraries have many events for children:

Chesterfield Public Library

St. Clair County Libraries

MacDonald Public Library