who are you reading to on World Read Aloud Day on 7 March?
World Read Aloud Day is a great day to celebrate, so think who you will read aloud to, and where you will do that reading. This day is to remind people about the importance of reading aloud for developing literacy, but also it is about fun. No one is too old to be read to.
Some of the folk behind this blog (NSW based library workers) will be having a read aloud event on the steps of the Mitchell Library at the State Library of New South Wales, starting at 4.15pm and continuing for about half an hour. We would like to invite you to join us – if you are in the area. Bring anything you would like to read aloud. We are suggesting My brilliant career, but you can read anything you like – perhaps Neil Gaiman’s twitter stream, or a post from Boing boing would also go well. We are hoping people will form small groups and read aloud to each other for about half an hour – but you are welcome to stay longer reading if you like.
If you can’t come along and join in our read aloud session, plan your own. Get together with friends or family and read aloud.
The hashtag for World Read Aloud Day is #readaloud (and don’t forget to include #nyr12 as well) so you can tell others how you are planning on reading aloud on 7 March.