Save the Date! Bloggers Read Across America March 2012

Celebrate Read Across America–March 2012!

Read Across AmericaAs 2011 ends, I think ahead to the new year and a spectacular line-up of events focused on promoting reading and literacy among children. One of these falls in March–the National Education Association’s Read Across America 2012

What is Read Across America? 

“NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. NEA’s Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year. The annual program is supported by more than 50 national nonprofit and association partners. Locally, everyone-from schools to libraries to community centers to churches to hospitals to bookstores-is invited to host local events to celebrate and promote children’s reading.” 

What is “Bloggers Read Across America 2012?” 

To support Read Across America, Story Quest Books will hold a special event during the month of March—”Bloggers Read Across America 2012.” We will partner with online marketing experts and children’s book bloggers to promote Read Across America’s national, regional and local activities.

Our celebration will take kick-off on March 2, 2012 and continue through the end of March. We invite bloggers to participate in guest hosting, contests and awards! We are just beginning to plan and organize daily activities and interactions on numerous social media sites.

So please mark your calendars now and feel free to comment if you have suggestions or questions. For more information about how to generate excitement for reading among America’s children and their families and about best practices for motivating and teaching reading, visit www.nea.org/readacross.

Save the Date and Stay Tuned for More Information!

Early in 2012, we’ll be lining up participants, guest hosts and activities for “Bloggers Read Across America.” Sign up now for your spot on the blog tour—enter your comments and share creative ideas and opportunities for this exciting, first-time event! I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. What a great idea! I’ve always loved reading books, they can take you and your imagination anywhere. I think children who learn to love reading always do better in school and their careers.

    • Hi Cyndi,

      Thanks for your comment. Just beginning to line things up for the March event. Very excited to plan and organize it… will keep you posted! Jo Ann

      • We at NEA’s Read Across America LOVE this idea and thank you all very much! In addition to updating our Read Across America website and its materials, we’ll be relaunching our pledge site, http://www.readacrossamerica.org where people, schools, and communities will pledge their involvement and let us know their activities. We’ll also launch a blog and will include a blog roll so let us know all about your blogs. Plus, we’re partnering with The Lorax movie this year as it opens nationwide on March 2nd. We’ll have many more updates and news and will love to stay connected. All of you are helping us build a nation of readers and we are so very grateful. Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

        • Thanks for your note! I look forward to participating in Read Across America and supporting the pledge. I’ll be following the event details. Jo Ann

  2. Hello!
    I am contacting you from TBA the largest teaching blog in blogland! We would like to participate in your events. This week we are celebrating all things Dr Seuss but we would like to continue this important celebration. Please let me know how we can be involved!
    Thank you!

    • Hi, I’m thrilled to learn about your interest in Bloggers Read Across the Globe (BRAG)! I love your website and am so happy to learn about it. I’ll contact you directly with more information! Jo Ann

  3. The Roosevelt Intermediate School Library Media Center is proud to announce our art teacher, Frank Thompson as Community Reader at our Read Across America Breakfast 2012 on Friday, March 2.
    Moira Abraham
    School Library Media Specialist
    Westfield, New Jersey