Some links we like ~
Some author and illustrator birthdays – check out the blog and the calendar
Every Child a Reader – they are a nonprofit dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens throughout the USA. Among other things, they are behind the Reading Without Walls Challenge (encouraging readers to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats) and Children’s Book Week (a week-long celebration in Spring of books through events in schools and libraries and bookstores).
Free Braille and talking-book resources from That All May Read, through the National Library Service
The official website of the Little Free Library organization
Little Library Locator – find a LFL near you! (not sure how up-to-date this is – the Little Free Library organization will have the most up-to-date map, but its interface is a little clunkier than the Little Library Locator website, especially on a smart phone)
Read to the Dogs is a program through the Multnomah County Library system helping children build reading skills by having them read to canine companions.
Real Men Read With Kids is an initiative encouraging men to read with their kids (bio-kids, stepkids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, all the kids!) to build reading skills as well as relationships.
Title Wave Used Bookstore – a dedicated used bookstore through the Multnomah County Library system. They sell books, magazines, audio material, DVDs, and other items. Some have been withdrawn from the library system, other items are donations. Everything is super-inexpensive, and there are sales on Wednesdays where certain items are discounted even further. Have an Educator’s library card? Get a 25% discount everyday, with educator ID!