As we all get back to routines in the classroom and library at the start of a new year, I am keen to encourage all students, parents and teachers to share the joys of literature with one another on a daily basis. Teachers and parents…take time to share picture books with children both young and old. Parents…take it in turns to read aloud from more challenging novels with older students to provide time for bonding and open discussion on a wide variety of topics.
Barbara Braxton, one of the teacher librarians I most respect, has a great blog promoting libraries and literature. She reminds us on her page, The Reader Leader’s Hat, that World Read Aloud day is celebrated on February the 24th.
Barbara also mentions a number of other library and literacy based celebrations, some of which we often celebrate in our Campus library. February 14th, known by most as Valentine’s Day, is also recognised as both Library Lovers’ Day and International Book Giving Day. We shall update you as to our special events as soon as possible!