Elianne Ramos: National Family Literacy Month: Time to Bring Back Reading as a Family
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For many of us self-professed book geeks, nothing beats curling up with a book and exploring the wild, infinite confines of worlds both real and imagined. And for many of us, that love for the written word started in childhood, in the stories our parents would read to us, long before studies and statistics proved it to be so valuable. Sadly, it seems that with the complications of modern life, reading as a family is giving way to a culture of over-busy, hyper-connected non-readers.
This November, the celebration of National Family Literacy Month brings about a great opportunity for everyone to get back into the beautiful tradition of reading as a family. A host of schools, libraries, and other literacy organizations, including North Carolina's third largest school district, Guilford County Schools (GCS), and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), are hosting special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs throughout the mon
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