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Celebrate All Year

Reading is always in season!
Explore the links below to make the most of NEA’s Read Across America — in March, and all year long.
From fun ideas for reading events (in-person and virtual) to handy tools for getting the word out, we'll help make sure your Read Across America celebration is one to remember.

Book Club Basics

Book clubs should celebrate reading! Here are ideas to get you started.

Event Ideas

Ready, Set, Read Across America! Now's the time to plan for NEA’s Read Across America Day in March and get involved in year-round reading fun in your community.

Tips for Guest Readers

When people make the time to read with children, children get the message that reading is important. Make the read aloud experience a great one for you and for your listeners!
Member Gloria Pereyra-Robertson
These books also change mindsets and help children develop empathy. It allows them to get to know and get along with many different kinds of children and to recognize the beauty of what we all bring to class.
Quote by: Gloria Pereyra-Robertson, Oregon kindergarten teacher
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Join Our Community of Readers

Are you a teacher, librarian, educator, author, or devoted book worm? Join the Read Across America Facebook group to share resources, ideas, and experiences as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers.

Are you an affiliate?

Jump to updates, opportunities, and resources for NEA state and local affiliates.

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.
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