This is Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week; schools, businesses, groups encouraged to help promote reading



This week (March 5-9) marks the second annual Kentucky Literacy Celebration week.


Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear are again sponsoring this exciting event in Kentucky to highlight literacy and the impact it has on our education, economy and culture. Literacy is vital to learning in all content areas. Students must be able to read and comprehend to understand and excel in all areas of learning.

Mrs. Beshear is making numerous visits across the state, visiting schools and education centers, participating in activities, and inviting communities and businesses to engage in the overall literacy achievement of our citizens, from birth to adulthood. As the month continues, additional information will be shared.


All Kentucky educational organizations, school districts, postsecondary institutions, business entities, communities and families are invited to join in and celebrate achievements and focus on awareness relevant to literacy in the Commonwealth.


If you and/or your group engage in a related activity, you may submit that to a central website here Specifics about your event may be entered on the “Event Submission Form” under the “Share” tab. Submissions will be posted to the website to announce any events others may attend.


Your events and support can also be shared on the “Kentucky Literacy Celebration” Facebook page. The Facebook page will feature a photo campaign centered on this year’s theme “Literacy is Welcome Here.” All activities are encouraged – from large, organized events to personal reading time alone or with families and friends.


The week chosen for this event coincides with other literacy-related activities that may help inspire participation, such as this month’s Read Across America activities, sponsored by the National Education Association.

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