This year World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday, March 4. World Read Aloud Day is a day to support the right to literacy. Since 2010, it has been held each year on the first Wednesday in March. It is organized by LitWorld, a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Pam Allyn. Their goal is to implement “innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide.” The program has now reached “31 million people online and over 1 million people across 82 countries.”
If you would like to host an event, there are downloadable kits available for your classroom and community. Either kit is easily adaptable to a library setting, as much of the content is the same. There is also a kit for celebrating at home.
The kits include:
- Event guide and suggested activities
- Read aloud titles by topic
- Printable bookmarks and graphics
- An activity sheet
- A participation certificate
- Guide for using it as a fundraiser
Has your library participated in World Read Aloud Day in the past? Do you plan to do so this year? If so, be sure to register your event! You have a month to plan! Share your stories in the comments!