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National Family Literacy Day: November 1

Learn tips to help your family develop strong reading, writing and thinking skills on National Family Literacy Day.

Southern California McDonald’s, in partnership with the National Center for Family Literacy, will distribute free children’s books and bookmarks with information and tips for improving your child’s literacy skills to families who visit select McDonald’s restaurants on Thursday, November 1, 2007 - in Burbank at:

McDonald's - 1701 W. Olive Ave - Burbank
3:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

National Center for Family Literacy debuts a free magazine on November 1: Cultivating Readers

It will be especially helpful to low-income families, whose children hear 30 million fewer words by age 3 than their counterparts who live in households led by professionals.

The magazine includes activities and strategies to increase the reading readiness and school success specifically for three age groups – infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and students from kindergarten through grade three.

The magazine, which was funded by Houghton-Mifflin, will be sent free of charge to parents who email

Check Out a Website & Books

First 5 California and 58 County Commissions throughout the state work improve the lives of children from the time they are in the womb until they enter kindergarten.

@ Burbank Public Library

Lola at the library
McQuinn, Anna McQuinn - Charlesbridge, 2006
On Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library.

Read and rise
Sandra L. Pinkney - Scholastic, 2006
Scholastic and the National Urban League come together with the Pinkneys in this flagship book for the Read and Rise Literacy campaign.

The best time to read
Debbie Bertram - Random House, 2005
A boy who has just learned to read tries to find someone in his family who will listen to him read aloud.

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