It seems as though there is a holiday or day of remembrance for almost everything, and I find “Book Lovers Day” is one of my favorites! Here are some ways to celebrate your love of books on August 9, Book Lovers Day.
- Visit your local library – Libraries are magical places. Visitors can learn about faraway lands, find out how to do new things, follow the fantastic adventures of fictional and real-life heroes, and even solve mysteries and find the answers to burning questions. Explore the many free programs and resources available in a local or online library to find out ways to keep active and learning all summer long.
- Host your own book club – Book clubs are a popular way to allow readers to discuss books in an informal setting. Children can enjoy the same kind of community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together. Their meetings can come to life with discussions, arts and crafts, and activities.
- Reread an old favorite – Encourage readers to explore their reading history as they remember books they liked reading as children and then revisit these old favorites.
- Contact your favorite living author – Sometimes a book’s impact is so great that readers seek a connection with the book’s author. This activity guides folks in reaching out to authors of books they love by composing personal letters or connecting to authors through their websites or blogs.
- Host a book lover party! What if guests researched characters and then assumed those personas for the party? Get some ideas here.
How do you show your love for books?
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