Robey Memorial Library to celebrate World Read Aloud Day February 1

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon will celebrate World Read Aloud Day Wednesday, February 1 with events from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. During World Read Aloud Day, people from all around the world read aloud together to celebrate and advocate literacy.

Reading aloud is beneficial to all - from children to adults. “Reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who do not receive daily read alouds, regardless of parental income, education level or cultural background.” (Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research)

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day Wednesday, February 1 with Robey Memorial Library in the following ways:
• Sign up to read aloud during a 15-minute session - participants can choose their own book or select a title from the library’s special display;
• Listen to read alouds throughout the day.

Robey Memorial Library offers the following literacy and reading programs throughout the year:
• Tuesday, Story Times, 10:30-11 a.m., including Story Time with Ross the second Tuesday of the month;
• After School with Ross every fourth Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.
• Special Story Times: Pajama Party & Teddy Bear Sleepover;
• Thursday Night Book Club, third Thursday at 6 p.m.;
• Teen Summer Book Clubs;
• Summer Reading Challenge for Infants through High Schoolers;
• Reading programs for all ages: 1,000 books before Kindergarten; 100 books before High School; Read for a Lifetime; 52-week Read (for seventh through 12th grades); and the Adult Reading Challenge.

Contact Robey Memorial Library at 563-568-4424 or with questions.