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Get Caught Reading!

Posted by STAIR-Annapolis on May 12, 2021

May is Get Caught Reading Month and we’re here to share some fun ways to celebrate the joy of reading!

This nationwide campaign was created in 1999 by the Association of American Publishers and is now managed by the nonprofit Every Child a Reader. Get Caught Reading aims to bring the fun of literacy and love of books to readers of all ages.

Set up a month-long family reading photo challenge. Snap a sneaky pic anytime someone is caught reading at home and count up the photos at the end of the month. The family member caught reading the most gets a special prize (maybe a new book…?).

Organize a neighborhood book drive. Send a message to friends and neighbors letting them know you’re collecting new or gently used books for Get Caught Reading Month. Donate books to a local shelter, hospital, school library, or place them in a Little Free Library.

Challenge friends and family to Get Caught Reading in unusual places. Can your cousin climb a tree? Does your grandma grow a garden? Maybe your pal plays pickleball. Ask everyone to send you a picture of themselves reading in a strange or unique place: in the pool, on a boat, at a sporting event, up a tree (be careful!), in the garden…the possibilities are endless! Collect the photos at the end of the month and make a Get Caught Reading album to share.

The best way to celebrate Get Caught Reading Month, of course, is to GET CAUGHT READING! Bring a book with you wherever you go this month and you can get caught reading just about anywhere!

Got another great idea for Get Caught Reading Month? We’d love to hear it! Comment down below or find us on Facebook and tell us how you’re celebrating the joy of reading this month.

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