May – National Get Caught Reading Month

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

When I learned that May is National Get Caught Reading Month, I did a little research to see what the celebration means to young and old. Here are three facts:

  • The celebration is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers.
  • It’s supported by many well-known people.
  • Online websites offer hints to teachers and parents about how to support reading.

Although the emphasis on reading is designed to encourage students of all ages to explore the world of books, it’s a good reminder for adults. Education is a lifelong experience, a practice, and a habit. The more we feed our minds, the more we fuel wisdom.

Adults who are voracious readers become excellent role models for the younger generation. Oh, the world we can savor flipping the pages of a physical book or swipe the screen of an e-reader.

We are only kids in bigger bodies, so how can we enjoy this month?

  1. Take the book club challenge. Get involved in a book club. Make friends and discover the exciting discussions about fiction and nonfiction books.
  2. Make a list of movies that are book adaptions. Watch the movie and read the book. Compare the two art forms.
  3. Choose to read more. Balance fiction and nonfiction. Make a list of those authors and book titles that peak your interest.
  4. Join a public or church library. Take advantage of the services offered to your community.
    Read with your children or grandchildren. Establish a memory-making experience.
  5. Approach the world of reading with a different slant. Now may be the time to write your own book.

Looking for more ideas to make reading fun!

Pinterest – Get Caught Reading board!

How do you approach reading?

DiAnn Mills

 

 


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DiAnn’s Library Corner


Librarian – Encourage all ages to read during Get Caught Reading month by posting banners and posters throughout your library.

This site offers great ideas:
http://www.getcaughtreading.org/teachers-librarians.php


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Comments 6

  1. Jann Butts

    Reading is one of my most favoritest things to do EVER! There are few things in this world I would rather do than read.

    I typically check out 6 – 8 books at the library, read them all and return for a refill after a week. The ladies at the library tell me when the books are due to be returned, usually in 3 weeks. I tell them I’ll be back in approximately 5 – 7 days.

    I don’t leave the house without a book or my Kindle. I might plan to be gone a short amount of time, however, occasionally, I’m delayed (there are lots of trains in my neighborhood). Having something to read is stress-reducing. Sitting at stop lights makes those minutes pass by in a flash. Standing in line for 15 minutes in the Wal-Mart check-out registers zips by in the blink of an eye when I’m reading.

    I especially enjoy reading novels by YOU, my dear friend!! I’m eagerly awaiting your next book. 🙂

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  2. Frances Wilson

    I am reading through the Old Testament again, and doing some research into various cultural habits or trends back then. I find that I am reading anything related to cultures of the world, and this provokes me into reading anything posted: notices about meetings etc. I am discovering that many issues are related or interrelated, and makes some interesting discoveries, and nuggets to note and record or futyre references.

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  3. Nancy Lohr

    I wrote a post for Just18Summers.com a few years ago after I learned about the Get Caught Reading month–http://just18summers.com/get-caught-reading/. Although my summer schedule changes very little, I always look forward to my “summer reading” and plan my choices carefully. Thanks for these ideas.

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