Celebrating Family Literacy

Did you know studies have shown that parental or caregiver involvement in children’s reading is the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?

November 1st is National Family Literacy Day. First designated in 1994, public libraries, schools, and educational programs have recognized this day to bring awareness to the important role that parents and caregivers play in the education of their children. Rather than celebrate family literacy for a single day, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) recognizes the entire month of November as National Family Literacy Month. We at Crozer Library agree that this initiative should be month-long and we invite you to join us in a variety of programs, services, and resources that focus on families learning together throughout November. Upcoming programs can be found below.

Be sure to check out the NCFL’s guide, 30 Days of Families Learning TogetherPer NCFL, this guide “provides a month’s worth of family literacy activities and practices designed to inspire family memories rooted in imagining, playing, and learning together.” The guides are available in English and Spanish. Guides will also be provided at the library.  

Click here for tips on encouraging children to read at home, here.

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