In addition to being Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!), today kicks off Children’s Book Week. Children’s Book Week began in 1919 and is a celebration of reading and children’s literature. From their site:
“Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect!
Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, a 501(c)(3) literacy organization dedicated to instilling a lifelong love of reading in children.”
If you have a minute, visit their site http://www.bookweekonline.com/ where they’ve posted a ton of local and online events, as well as links to digital tool kits for parents, educators, and librarians. Also, check the hashtag #CBW15 on Twitter for more activities, events, and information.