Glendening proclaims November as 'Family Reading Month'

October 30, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Proclaiming November as "Maryland Family Reading Month," Gov. Parris N. Glendening urged parents yesterday to turn off their televisions and read with their children.

During a ceremony at the Baltimore County public library branch in Towson, Glendening read to a group of students and stressed the importance of reading to children, even at a young age.

"The love of reading is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child," Glendening said.

To promote the effort, bookmarks will be available at schools and libraries. Youngsters can use the bookmarks to list 10 books they read this school year. Students who read 10 books will receive a citation from the governor.

Pub Date: 10/30/97

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