This event gives children and adults the opportunity to connect with nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators in order to enhance literacy enjoyment and education. The adult conference includes worships presented by authors, illustrators and literacy experts. The festival is held in the fall at Concordia University, Seward, NE.
Contact: Sylvia Yoder, RdgClassic@nereads.org
This program encourages students to become life-long readers by creating teams for grades 3-9, reading award winning books, throughout the year. Competition is held in the spring at local, county, and state levels.
Read Aloud Nebraska
A statewide public awareness campaign about reading aloud to children through school and community efforts that develop lifelong readers providing informational materials, presentations and workshops, and sponsors Nebraska’s Read Aloud to a Child Month in November.
Jumpstart Read for the Record
A campaign that brings children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day (early October), in homes, schools, and communities all over the world, sponsored by Jumpstart and Pearson Foundation. The campaign also kicks off Jumpstart’s yearlong program, preparing preschool children in low-income neighborhoods for success in school and life.
Golden Sower Award
Nebraska’s Children’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Nebraska Library Association
Read Across America
This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Sponsored by National Education Association with a celebration held on or near March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and Lorax Student Earth Day, on April 22nd
One Book, One Nebraska
A program to promote Nebraska citizens to celebrate the literacy richness of the state through reading and activies of the same book throughout Nebraska
One District One Book
Inspire entire communities to read and discuss the same book with program packets available at the Read To Them website.