Nearly 30 years ago, the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and Pizza Hut teamed up to establish National Young Readers Day. Held annually on the second Tuesday in November, this event was created to encourage young readers to read! There are several benefits to reading at a young age.
- Develops language and communication skills
- Enhances concentration
- Inspires a thirst for knowledge and creates a bond when people read together
- Expands knowledge on a variety of topics
- Develops imagination, creativity and empathy
- Is an amazing source of entertainment
A fun way to keep track of your child’s reading is through 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten! By creating an account on Beanstack, you can log each book you and your child read and earn badges for each milestone.
Time magazine has put together the 100 Best Children’s Books as well as the 100 Best Juvenile/Young Adult Books. Check out some of the titles available through BCLS and listed below! And no matter how old you are, remember to visit your local library for some inspiration to choose your next read and spread the word about this important day with #youngreaders.