World Read-Aloud Day

March 6th

Let’s “Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read”.

Be a part of the Global Literacy Movement sparked by

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.”

Click here if you are interested in additional global literacy data.

Here are some ways you can participate:

1. Read your favorite short story or poem to your students.

Need materials?? Ask Kathy Spedale, Julie Merkle or Candace Hines for help.

Check out these resources from The NY Times.

You can listen to local celebrity, Debbie Barry read excerpts from Oh, the Places You Go!
You can also listen to our mystery readers. Just click below and guess who?


DBarry Oh the Places Youll Go by Olhmslibrary


Mystery Reader #2 by Olhmslibrary


Mystery Reader #3 by Olhmslibrary

More Fun Things To Do!

3. Access famous actors reading well-known (childrens’) stories on and

(These are probably more appropriate for the little readers you may have at home, but you may find some of your childhood favorites).

4. Or just read the quote at the top of the page to your students.

Happy World Read-Aloud Day!