[Libs-Or] World Read Aloud Day

Jennifer Patterson Jennifer.L.Patterson at state.or.us
Tue Jan 14 17:00:32 PST 2020

The library community understands the importance of reading, both as a powerful tool for learning and a critical skill for kids to be successful in school and beyond (and it's fun!). Currently, more than half of Oregon third-graders are reading below grade level, which is a significant issue for our communities. SMART Reading, a statewide children's literacy nonprofit, is raising awareness about the importance of reading with kids in honor of World Read Aloud Day on Feb. 5, 2020.

World Read Aloud Day is an international observance celebrated by millions of people worldwide that aims to advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right. This year, SMART Reading has issued a challenge to get 10,000 Oregonians to take the Reading Matters pledge and read aloud with children in their lives on Feb. 5.

To take the pledge or learn more about SMART Reading and World Read Aloud Day, visit www.smartreading.org/world-read-aloud-day<http://www.smartreading.org/world-read-aloud-day>.

Thank you!

Jennifer Patterson
State Librarian
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