November is Family Literacy Month
Join us at the Dover Public Library as we celebrate Family Literacy Month. National Family Literacy Day®, celebrated across the U.S., focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs. First held in 1994, the annual event is officially celebrated on November 1, but many events are held throughout the month of November. Schools, libraries, and other literacy organizations participate through read-a-thons, celebrity appearances, book drives, and more.
To encourage reading together as a family, we are posing the “21-Day Read Aloud Challenge” at http://www.readaloud.org/21daychallenge.html . Any family that reads together for at least 21 days during the month of November will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a family prize. Pick up the form in the Children’s Room and start reading!
We also have programs for families to enjoy together. On Saturday, November 9 from 3 - 5 pm, local artist Ryan L. Higgins will lead a drawing workshop called “Superhero You!” Higgins will teach participants how to draw their own personal and unique superhero.
The Center for Wildlife will present “Raptors, Reptiles, and Mammals” on Saturday, November 16 at 11am. Come meet their animal ambassadors: creatures who were injured or orphaned wild animals.
And don’t miss the fun on Saturday, November 23 as we wish Sesame Street a Happy 50th Birthday. From 9 - 11am, you can enjoy pancakes with Elmo! Activities, games, and crafts related to the iconic television show will be available in the Children’s Room from 9am-1pm.
All these events are FREE and open to the public. For more information, call the Dover Public Library’s Children’s Room at 603-516-6052.