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September 17, 2010

October is National Reading Group Month!

Posted by Dana

NRGM_Logo.jpgNever thought you'd have a month honoring and celebrating you, huh?  Well guess what... you do!

The Women's National Book Association (WNBA) has designated October as National Reading Group Month (NRGM).  This is the fourth annual celebration and thousands of readers are expected to take part in activities through traditional and online book clubs and at neighborhood bookstores and local libraries.

"WNBA proudly endorses this national celebration of reading groups at a time when there is much talk about the ‘decline of the book’ and ‘reading at risk,’” says WNBA National president Mary Grey James. She continues, “The WNBA mission is to promote the value of books and reading and to bring together women and men active in the ‘community of the book.’ National Reading Group Month is a perfect platform for book clubs (individual members and groups) to gather at their local bookstores and libraries to pick their future reading lists and celebrate the congeniality which naturally springs from the reading group experience.”

Official National Reading Group Month events will be hosted by the nine WNBA chapters — Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. and additional programs will take place throughout the country during the month of October.  For more information or to find events near you go to:

-- Dana Barrett, Contributing Editor