Today is Read for the Record! What is Read for the Record? It’s a national campaign, organized by Jumpstart, that “mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy by participating in the largest shared reading experience.” The event is held each year in October to shine a “spotlight on America’s early education achievement gap.”
This year’s book is Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells. ***You can read Bunny Cakes for FREE online all day today!*** There are also free activity guides and coloring pages. This year’s celebrity ambassador is North Dakotan Josh Duhamel.
Jumpstart’s mission is “to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.” Last year, 2,462,860 adults and children worldwide participated in the event, breaking the record.
Are you Reading for the Record at your library today? Share your stories in the comments! If you want to plan an event for next year, be sure to check out the event resources.