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Make reading a priority

April 9, 2010
The Leader Herald

Tuesday, April 13, is going to be a great day in our city. The Gloversville Public Library, with the support of the Gloversville Enlarged School District, The Leader-Herald, and the Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce, has selected that date for our community's first ever National DEAR Day. What is National DEAR Day? DEAR stands for Drop Everything and Read. Nationally, DEAR Day is a special reading celebration to remind and encourage families to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. It is a day which we hope will have the entire Gloversville community reading together.

All it will take for you to participate is 15 minutes of your time. At exactly 1:15 p.m. on the 13th, we are asking everybody in the community to actually stop whatever you are doing and read. You can read at your desk at work, read in a public area of your business, read outside in front of your building, join a group of readers in a public place such as the library or one of the schools, or read at home. You can read out loud to somebody who can't read for themselves. Simply put, wherever you are at 1:15 p.m., DEAR.

The Gloversville Public Library will be glad to provide assistance in finding reading material for you, whether it be a book, magazine or newspaper.

Further information about DEAR and activities can be found at

Wouldn't it be great if the entire community came together for this 15-minute event to show their support for making reading a priority in our community? You can help us make it happen.


Director, Gloversville Public Library



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