Pollyanna Celebrates National Literacy Day

Lyda here.

It’s National Literacy Day.

Go read something.

Oh wait, you are reading, aren’t you?

Huh.

That was easy…

I hereby grant you permission to celebrate this day all month long.

Now that you’ve got more time, here are some things you can do to celebrate:

  • Read to a child.
  • Go to a hospital or nursing home and read to someone there.
  • Donate some books.
  • Have a book swap with some friends – each of you brings all the books you’re done with, and everyone picks what they want to read. Any leftovers get donated.
  • Have a donate-books get-together.
  • Create a book drop at work, so your coworkers can donate books easily.
  • Join or start a book club. My office has one that meets once a month at lunchtime. We talk about the book we read, vote on suggestions for the next one, and then just talk about books.
  • Go to the library. Fill up your book bag with goodies.
  • Check this out:  ways to help improve literacy.
  • Thank a teacher for teaching reading.
  • Thank your parents for encouraging you to read.
  • Get a head-start on your holiday shopping. This year, give books.
  • Write your own book. Or a story. Or a poem. Or lyrics. Don’t tell me you can’t write. Anyone can write really bad county song lyrics – which would be a fun drunken-knitting-night activity, come to think of it.

Reminds me, I need to find some drunk knitters to hang out with.

But I digress.

Once you’ve done all that, how about joining me in this year’s Reading Challenge? I’ve read a bunch of books, I just need to blog about them all… Or go retro and try last year’s Reading Challenge.

Got to go. It’s time to read to the Zombie Army.

They like a nice story before they lurch off into the night…

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