Snapshot: National Family Literacy Day

Organizations across the country celebrated National Family Literacy Day in a variety of ways. Check out some of the events below! Did your program or organization celebrate NFLD? If so, let us know how you celebrated!

Dallas, Texas

NCFL partnered with Educational First Steps (EFS) in Dallas for the 2nd Annual Literacy Day at the Dallas Zoo. Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert attended the events and even presented the EFS Teacher and Director of the Year awards. More than 2,000 children and families celebrated the event, which was hosted by Gus, EFS organizational “spokesfrog.” A great time was had by all!

Sarasota, Florida

Teacher Roberta Reale conducted the Venice Elementary School Choral Ambassadors at the Education Foundation of Sarasota County‘s celebration of National Family Literacy Day. “Our mission is to share our music with the local community. Students learn to read music, participate as a musical family with respect and dedication,” said Reale.

The benefit event was part of a three-day Book Fair and Holiday Book Drive kick-off hosted by Barnes & Noble at its Sarasota Florida store. The Education Foundation serves 42,000 Sarasota County public school students. One of the foundation’s strategic goals is to help all students become better readers. What a great-looking group of performers!

Tigard, Oregon

The Tigard Public Library invited author David Michael Slater to read his books Cheese Louise and Missy Swiss. An audience of 24 adults and children between the ages of about 3 to 10 participated in the events. Slater was funny and entertaining and a great person to have at the library to celebrate National Family Literacy Day!

Washington, D.C.

The Kennedy Center invited children, parents and educators to attend the 13th annual free Multicultural Children’s Book Festival and to celebrate National Family Literacy Day. Books came to life in this afternoon-long series of readings by authors, illustrators and guest celebrities; book signings and other interactive performances and events were also featured. The festival attracts more than 7,000 people and is a project of the Kennedy Center Education Department.