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D.E.A.R. Day

D.E.A.R. Day is April 12. The National D.E.A.R. Day partners are marking the birthday of beloved author Beverly Cleary as the official event date.

D.E.A.R. stands for Drop Everything and Read. National D.E.A.R. Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority.

How Can I Participate? You can attend an event in your community or request your D.E.A.R. Day Kit and participate right in your own home by reading for 30 minutes!

Click here for your D.E.A.R. DAY KIT


  1. I sent an e-mail for the kit. Thanks for the tip.

  2. cassie Oh good! I think we'll be pleasantly surprised when we get our kits.