October is National Book Month, which I thought was a great time to kick off my blog and encourage others to celebrate reading.
I know what you’re thinking – what to do?
The obvious answer is indulge in a good book. Take time to read something you truly treasure, and then consider how you can share your love of books with others.
This might be a great time to go to your child’s school and read to his or her class or listen to the students read. You could also give a book to a child who doesn’t have many of his own.
If you haven’t already scored those all-important library cards for your own children, this is the month to do it. Kids are so proud to have their own card, and it frees up yours, so that you can check out something besides Angelina Ballerina or Thomas the Tank Engine books.
A card from the Bridgeport and Decatur libraries is even more valuable these days. They recently joined the North Texas Library Consortium, giving patrons access to books at 13 different libraries. Jackpot!
How will you celebrate?
The National Book Foundation sponsors National Book Month and will later this week name its finalists for the National Book Award in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people’s literature. The winners will be announced at a dinner and ceremony Nov. 18 in New York City.