Please note: All Library branches will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observation of Memorial Day.

March is National Reading Month and so much more!

Did you know March is designated as National Reading Month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day? The month kicks off with National Read Across America Day on March 2nd, where the nation comes together to read books and celebrate the joy of reading.

There’s also Women’s History Month to celebrate, Ramadan, and Dr. Suese’s birthday.

That’s a lot of celebrating! We’ve curated a list of suggested materials and activities this month to help you get caught up on reading and learning about March celebrations!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

– Dr. Seuss

NATIONAL READING MONTH ACTIVITIES

Read a book! It is National Reading Month after all.

Join a book club. The best way to make your love for reading permanent even after National Reading Month is over is to join a book club. The Key West Public Library has several book club bags to help you start your own OR join the Library book club!

Share on social media what you’ve been reading. By sharing what you’re reading may pique others’ interest and may want to pick up what you’re reading or share what they’ve read.

Shop at a local bookstore. We support our Island books stores!

Visit the Library! Update that library card we’d love to see you!

Join in on a library event! The library offers several guest speakers throughout the year and other great activities! See your branch’s events page to learn more.

Read about a March Celebration! There are lots of celebrations happening in March like Women’s History Month to celebrate, Ramadan, and Dr. Suese’s birthday.

March is Women’s History Month

Commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in history.

Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. After the 100 year milestone passage of the 19th Amendment legally protecting women’s right to vote, women continue to be trailblazers, pioneers, innovators, and leaders in their fields. Join us this month as we honor and observe women’s history.


Watch a Documentary on Kanopy

Use your library card on Kanopy to stream. Kanopy allows you to stream over thirty thousand films and TV series for all ages, including contemporary, classics, documentaries, and more.

Reads For Ramadan-Books with Muslim Main Characters

Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim friends! Ramadan, the holy ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is just getting started and Muslims around the world will observe it by doing charitable deeds, special prayers, and daily fasting from sunrise to sunset.

This month we thought it would be fitting to read books written by Muslim Authors and books with Muslim characters. Happy Ramadan and a blessed Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan Mubarek, Eid Mubarek.

Other Books For Ramadan Juvenile Fiction and easy readers:

Happy Birthday Dr.Seuss!

Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote some of the world’s most famous books like Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, and How the Grinch stole Christmas. Dr. Seuss’s books are great for reading aloud for anyone of any age! Children love to hear the playful language and rhymes of his books. Kick off National Reading Month by celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. Check out a Dr. Seuss book from one of our branches and spend the day reading.

See our catalog and digital collection for books by Dr. Seuss books.

Looking for other ways to celebrate? Have fun in the kitchen with your child and serve up some green eggs and ham. Enjoy your snacks as you read aloud.

Don’t forget to check out our eBooks and Audio books on Libby

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