First Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day – December 4!
As the trend has grown, I’ve generally found dedicated days to be sillier and sillier. (How about “Plan a Solo Vacation Day” on March 1 or “Hobbit Day” on September 22 — OK, I kind of like the idea of a Hobbit Day…)
But THIS is a new declared day that I can get behind: December 4 is the First Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!
As the website (linked above) says:
Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer. On December 4th, 2010, take the child in your life to a bookstore. Watch his face light up as you give him free access, not just to a new book, but to tomorrow.
Head over to the site to download posters and website banners to help spread the word, and make sure you mark it down on your calendars and we’ll see you then! 🙂