Download our Activity Packet for printable resources like certificates, bookmarks and a reading tally, and our Event Kit for suggested read aloud books and poetry and tips for ways to celebrate the big day.
Here's a sneak peak at some of our recommendations...
Are you a kid?
Host a sleepover and stay up late having a read-aloud-athon! You can all dress up as characters from your favorite books, or just get cozy in your pajamas.
Are you a teen?
Organize a book swap for all your classmates and friends. You can exchange books one for one, or sell them to one another for whatever price you choose and collect the money to donate to a local charity, or to LitWorld.
Are you an educator?
Arrange a special guest reader to visit your class, in-person or over video chat. Our WRADvocate Kate Messner can match you with a guest author at katemessner.org, or you can select your own local celebrity. How about bringing in a beloved crossing guard or the school nurse to share their literary side with your students?
Will you be celebrating at your office?
Make time during your work day to gather with colleagues and read something inspiring aloud together. Take just a few moments together to think about how fortunate we are to be able to read aloud with one another.
Will you be celebrating at home?
How about video chattting or calling a long-distance friend or family member on the phone and reading aloud with one another? Sharing stories lets us bridge continents and oceans to bring the whole world together.