If you need reading suggestions, the D.E.A.R. website has a list compiled by Reach Out and Read, NEA, and Reading Rockets, which is conveniently organized by age group.
While all you really need to celebrate is a book, the D.E.A.R. website also provides a resource page, which features reproducible resources and ideas for activities, displays, and events.
Of course you don’t have to celebrate D.E.A.R. on April 12; after all, the goal of the celebration is to “remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority.” Drop Everything and Read every day!
How are you celebrating in your library? Share your ideas in the comments!