National Reading Awareness Month
Need some motivation to read? Consider joining the nation-wide celebration of National Reading Awareness Month.
During the month of March, communities all over the United States are hosting events to get children and adults reading. The City of Columbia is celebrating its 10th anniversary of its "Together We Read" campaign during National Reading Awareness Month to promote literacy. The goal is to introduce reading for at least fifteen-minutes a day into our daily routines. You do not have to leave the comfort of your home, however, to participate. There are a number of online communities to join if you want to connect with like-minded bookworms and get book recommendations.
A program offered in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Together we read is a digital book club that wishes to "connect readers from each region to the same books."
Read Aloud encourages parents to read to their children as it empowers them with creativity, social skills, and literacy. This organization supplies its members with support groups, resources, book selections, and opportunities to get involved with the community.
GoodReads allows users to browse through millions of books and read reviews, leave ratings, hold thread discussions, set up a profile, and connect to other bookworms. Furthermore, you can track what you have already read and create a list of future material.
These are three of many wonderful online communities that promote reading. There are also communities on social media sites that harbor the same goals, as well. Check out #amreading on Twitter. And in the spirit of National Reading Awareness Month, pick up a book and read!