Mark your calendar for World Read Aloud Day on February 3, 2021!
World Read Aloud Day, founded by LitWorld in 2010, celebrates the joy and power of reading aloud to others. According to Melbourne University, studies show that reading aloud to children puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read alouds, regardless of income, educational level or background (LitWorld, 2020).
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has BIG plans to share our joy and power of reading aloud with our community on World Read Aloud Day! Library staff will share their favorite stories aloud with you online all day long. Visit the ImaginOn Facebook page to join in the fun beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a special storytime, and then a captivating story every hour finishing at 6:30 p.m. We invite children and families, at home and in classrooms everywhere, to join us!
Join the Celebration
The Library offers immense opportunities for you share the joy of reading aloud with others. Browse our catalog online or call any of our 20 branch locations to reserve books for the World Read Aloud Day. Holds placed on print materials will be ready for you to pickup at the branch on the day and time you schedule them! Our electronic books are always available for you with your Library card or ONE Access ID number online. Parents and caregivers can also learn to elevate their shared reading experience at home by participating in an Active Reading Training (programs are offered weekly).
Share the books you are reading aloud this World Read Aloud Day by tagging @cmlibrary across social media platforms - we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We commemorate the power of reading daily at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and look forward to this festive and outstanding day!
Want to learn about the practice of Active Reading? Click here!
This blog was written by Elyse Berrier, active reading coordinator at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.