by Taylor Follett, Literature and Digital Humanities Assistant
On February 1, 2018, celebrate storytelling and promote literacy on World Read Aloud Day. According to the LitWorld website, 750 million adults throughout the world, two-thirds of whom are women, don’t yet have basic reading and writing skills. World Read Out Loud Day is a great way to connect with your community and communicate the value of contact with literary works. You might hold a “Poetry Pop-Up” or “Storytelling Cafe,” or encourage open-ended discussion as you read. Check out the World Read Out Loud Day website or the 2018 Packet for more ideas and information.
Ready to get started, but not sure what to read? Luckily, the library has books for all ages! We recommend the following:
Reading to a younger group? Try these picture books:
These books will get young readers hooked for life:
Leading a poetry group? These works rarely go astray:
These books captivate their audience, no matter the age: