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December 09, 2016
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National Children’s Book Week: Join the celebration

REGION — The Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) will endorse celebrations taking place in observance of the 95th annual National Children’s Book Week, May 12 to 18. This observance encourages young people to discover the complexity of the world beyond their own experiences through books. Local libraries in the area are dedicated to spreading the word about children’s literature and encouraging children to learn the joys that reading provides.

Each year, Children’s Book Week is celebrated nationally in schools, libraries, bookstores, clubs and homes. All kinds of people are involved—librarians, teachers, parents, booksellers, artists, authors and publishers—and they devote a great deal of time and energy to making National Children’s Book Week an exciting and happy period of discovery for children.

“Our local libraries provide a wonderful environment and resource for facilitating and encouraging reading,” said Randall Enos, RCLS Youth Services Consultant. “Book Week brings us together to talk about books and to put the cause of children’s reading squarely before the whole community and across the whole nation. A great nation is a reading nation.”