March is National Reading Month!

Happy National Reading Month!

To honor Dr. Seuss's birthday, March has been designated as National Reading Month to encourage people to read more!


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Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age. It's a key component of education and professional development. It also has immediate and long-lasting health benefits such as increased cognitive function, memory, vocabulary, empathy and decreased levels of stress. 

Reading Is Fundamental - Reading Is Fundamental is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, provided quality content to create impact, and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamental building blocks for success. Their model for impact is grounded in creating a culture of literacy for the children we serve - providing choice and access to books, as well as engagement opportunities for these children and the educators, parents, and caregivers that nurture and support them. Reading Is Fundamental provides free books for children nationwide and engages children, parents, and communities in reading and motivational activities to encourage a lifelong love of reading. 


The Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund (Sesame Workshop) - The Yellow Feather Fund is the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, the pioneering TV show teaching children since 1969. Today, they are an innovative force for change, active in over 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through philanthropically-funded social impact programs. Generations of kids have grown up watching Sesame Street, but they're much more than a beloved television show. From timely research, to classroom curricula, to large-scale social impact projects, you can find them everywhere kids and families learn and play. The Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund's mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder.

How To Invent Your Own Book

Here's How:

1) Start by writing a simple story. It can be about yourself, your family, your pets, your friends, or anything you want.

2) Once your story is done, page through magazines and cut out pictures that will go along with your story.

3) Glue the pictures on different pieces of paper.

4) Write the parts of your story under the pictures on each page. You can also print out your story and cut it apart and glue the appropriate sections onto the related pages.

5) Set aside your pages until the glue dries.

6) Once all the glue has dried, put the pages of the book in the proper order.

7) Staple the edges of your pages together. You can also punch holes down one side of the pages and attach together with yarn or ribbon.

8) Don't forget to make a cover for your book!