National Read A Book Day is September 6th


NJMOM wants to know how families in New Jersey are spending National Read A Book Day on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

8.31.15 National Read a Book Day-83

Photo via

Nationwide, schools and libraries are welcoming students back to school by encouraging little readers to spend the day getting lost in a book. Although reading can usually be seen as an isolated, personal activity, this holiday urges readers to share the experience with friends and family:

  • Read aloud to family members young and old
  • Trade favorite books with your best friend
  • Form a reading circle and take turns telling the story as a group.
  • Build a special reading fort for your little one to cozy up in all day

There are many fun ways to read with your child. You could read a book, of course, but you could also read and prepare a recipe, read a letter from a family member or friend and write one in return, or even have your child help you read (and write) your grocery list. All of these activities can help develop your child’s love of reading!
– Mary Catherine Dendinger, First Grade Teacher
Mary Kay McMillan Early Childhood Center in Berkeley Heights

We would love to see how you’re spending National Read A Book Day in New Jersey. Tag NJMOM in your photos on Facebook, and hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmomhq on Instagram, and your little readers could be featured in our next photo round-up!

To share your reading experience nationwide, hashtag #ReadABookDay on social media.

September is Library Card Signup Month


About Author

Chelsea is a freelance writer and photographer based in the kid-friendly community of Asbury Park, and she loves sharing tips and news about this cultural beach town with NJMOM readers. When she's not discovering new bike trails, playing in her handbell choir, or reading on the beach, Chelsea works as a Children's Library Associate at a public library. You can catch her out in Asbury Park watching her husband play drums with talented local artists - be sure to come say hello!