Nevada Reading Week


For more than thirty years Nevada Reading Week has been celebrated across the entire state - from small rural communities to larger urban areas. Activities often include book studies, author studies, literary readings by renowned authors, book fairs, and family literacy events. The stewards of Nevada Reading Week include PK-12 school librarians, educators, the Nevada Department of Education, the Nevada State Library, public libraries, community leaders, students and their families.

Each school year begins with the selection of a specific theme that often reflects the spirit of the times. Once the theme is announced, it serves as a vehicle for leading a year-long campaign that culminates in the final celebration during the first week of March.

Nevada Reading Week serves to promote a life-long love of reading. From students in Pre-Kindergarten listening attentively on a circle rug to their teacher’s riveting read-aloud to high school seniors engaging in rigorous discussions about a novel, the joy of reading is evident.

Literacy experts of the Nevada Department of Education are thrilled to facilitate the work of Nevada Reading Week in partnership with a very talented group of librarians, educators, and community members who serve on the Nevada Reading Week Committee.

Nevada Reading Week 2021 Theme: Change Your World-Read!

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International Literacy Association: Children’s Rights To Read 

This one-page proclamation is a list of ten children’s rights to read across the world. Written by literacy experts of the International Literacy Association, this document has served to guide many local, national, and statewide efforts to frame reading as an equity and social justice issue. The Children’s Rights to Read campaign focuses on activating educators and literacy partners to join ILA in their efforts to raise awareness of the 10 rights and see them realized for every student. 

Historic Resources

Host a Nevada Author

Nevada-Specific Resources

    Professional Resources

    American Association of School Librarians

     Book Talk Resources

     Grant Opportunities to Grow Classroom Libraries

    How to Create A School-Wide Culture of Reading

    Professional Reading Suggestions

    Formal Organizations

    Nevada Reading Week Committee Members

    Contact: Darl Kiernan. Ph.D.
    Beate Weinert
    Colin Usher
    Deborah Apel
    Dr. Kevin Laxalt
    Ellen Fockler
    E.V. Visser
    Janet Carnes
    Mandy Leytham
    Mychelle Weart
    Robert Jones 

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