Mayor signs National Literacy Day proclamation

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, Daniel J. Kleiss, Mayor of Tuscola, signed a Proclamation on behalf of the Stephen A. Douglas Illinois Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Douglas County, proclaiming November 1, 2020 as National Family Literacy Day in Tuscola, Illinois.

National Family Literacy Day underscores the importance of literacy, celebrates the joy of reading, encourages residents to promote literacy by reading together as a family and extends deep appreciation to our local librarians, educators, and literacy service providers for their tireless efforts to strengthen the literacy of our children and our community.

National Family Literacy Day was established by the 103rd Congress in 1994, and is now marking its 26th anniversary on November 1, 2020.  This day is celebrated across America each year.

The Stephen A. Douglas Illinois Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to be a part of this important day, and encourages all communities in Douglas County to invest in literacy.  A few suggestions:

1. Visit your local library with your family.

2. Join and participate in a book club or start one!

3. Attend a book festival or go to a book signing.

4. Create a book exchange or free library in your neighborhood and donate books to one.

5. Share your love and joy of reading.

6. Write notes of appreciation to special people in your life.  Writing is a major part of literacy.

7. Discuss with others things that you have read.

8. Help elderly people that have bad eyesight or have never learned to read by videotaping yourself reading a book, or reading to them over the phone.

9. Read, read, read!

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