District Recognizes Celebrate Literacy Week, January 22-26

Four children outdoors reading a bookThe Just Read, Florida! Office and the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), in partnership with other FDOE offices, school districts, state organizations and agencies, are joining forces for the 10th annual statewide Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, scheduled for the week of January 22-26.

Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is an annual event during which students, teachers, administrators, parents, and volunteers celebrate books and the importance of students engaging in regular reading, not just in the classroom but also for personal enjoyment. The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy and excellent reading habits in Florida students.

The theme of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2018 is “Find Yourself in a Book!” With this year’s theme, students are encouraged to read a book and share with their parents or a friend the connection they made to a character or event in the story. Click here for lists of recommended books for K-12 students. Additionally, schools across the District will be hosting a variety of fun and educational events throughout the week. Click here to see what various schools have planned.

The District will partner with Barnes & Noble in honor of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! on Thursday, January 25. On that day, patrons can visit the Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Wellington Barnes & Noble locations between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. for an evening of family fun! Present this advertisement at checkout and Barnes & Noble will donate a percentage of the purchase back to the District. The District will use proceeds to buy additional multicultural texts for schools throughout Palm Beach County.