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“Reading” is the process of the reader melding their prior knowledge with the information suggested in the preceived text through the skill of word or symbol identification.

Reading Quotes -
• “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~ Joseph Addison
• “One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.” ~ Amos Alcott
• “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” ~ Mary McLeod Bethune
• “Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.” ~ Judy Blume
• “Reading is important - read between the lines. Don't swallow everything.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
• “If I could always read, I should never feel the want of company.” ~ Lord Byron
• “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” ~ Cesar Chavez
• “I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.” ~ John Cheever
• “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. ~ Roald Dahl
• “A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.” ~ Robertson Davies
• “The clerisy (editor note - look it up!) are those who read for pleasure, but not for idleness; who read for pastime but not to kill time; who love books, but do not live by books.” ~ Robertson Davies
• “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” ~ Rene Descartes
• “Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.” ~ Daphne du Maurier
• “Wrong training can be a very innocent thing. Consider a father who allows his child to read good books. That child may soon cease to watch television or go to the movies, nor will he eventually read Book-of-the-Month Club selections, because they are ludicrous and dull. As a young man, then, he will effectually be excluded from all of Madison Avenue and Hollywood and most of publishing, because what moves him or what he creates is quite irrelevant to what is going on: it is too fine. His father has brought him up as a dodo.” ~
Paul Goodman
• “Reading the morning newspaper is the realist's morning prayer. One orients one's attitude toward the world either by God or by what the world is. The former gives as much security as the latter, in that one knows how one stands.” ~ G.W.F. Hegel
• “Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.” ~ S. E. Hinton
• “What is reading, but silent conversation?” ~ Charles Lamb
• “Whoever reads me will be in the thick of the scrimmage, and if he doesn't like it – if he wants a safe seat in the audience – let him read someone else.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
• “I would rather be poor in a cottage full of books than a king without the desire to read.” ~ Thomas Macaulay
“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.” ~ Christopher Morley
• “The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.” ~ Pablo Neruda
• “The greatest book is not the one whose message engraves itself on the brain, but the one whose vital impact opens up other viewpoints, and from writer to reader spreads the fire that is fed by various essences, until it becomes a great conflagration.” ~ Romain Rolland
• “Children are always asking me what advice I can give them on trying to be a writer. I always tell them to do a lot of reading, read and study creative writing, then start writing and keep writing and then they can be a writer too. Someday they will make it if they don’t give up.” ~ Wilson Rawls
• “A book worth reading is worth buying.” ~ John Ruskin
• “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.” ~ Bertrand Russell
• “Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters.” ~ Jose Saramago
• “We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.” ~ B. F. Skinner
• “I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting kind of writer when you give me a pen.” ~ John Millington Synge
• “My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.” ~ Dylan Thomas
• “[Education] has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” ~ George Macaulay Trevelyan
• “If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams.” ~ Booker T. Washington
• “No two persons ever read the same book.” ~ Edmund Wilson



Historic Reading Posters - September Back to Books
Historic Reading Posters - September Back to Books

September, Back to Books

September Observances Calendar


Historic Reading Poster- October’s Bright Blue Weather
Historic Reading Poster - October’s Bright Blue Weather

October’s Bright Blue Weather - A good time to Read!

October Observances Calendar
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Historic Reading Poster- Be Kind to Books Club
Historic Reading Poster - Be Kind to Books Club

Be Kind to Books Club -
Are you a member?


Historic Reading Poster- January, A Year of Good Reading Ahead
Historic Reading Poster - January, A Year of Good Reading Ahead

January, A Year of Good Reading Ahead
Made for statewide W.P.A. Library Project, Illinois

January Observances Calendar


Historic Reading Poster- March, Read the Books You’ve Always Meant to Read
Historic Reading Poster - March, Read the Books You’ve Always Meant to Read, Poster

March, Read the Books You’ve Always Meant to Read - Scott, Dumas, Thackery, Dickens, Austen, Tolstoi, Clemens, Eliot, Hawthorne

March is Reading Month - March 2 is the birthday of Theodore Geisel - aka Dr. Seuss.


Historic Reading Poster- Vacation Reading Club
Historic Reading Poster -
Vacation Reading Club

Vacation Reading Club

June Observances Calendar
July Observances Calendar
August Observances Calendar


Historic Reading Poster- Little Miss Muffet
Historic Reading Poster - Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet -

Little Miss Muffet
sat on a tuffet
reading a picture book
there came a spider -
and sat down beside her
and said “May I have a look?”


Historic Reading Poster- Wee Willie Winkie
Historic Reading Poster - Wee Willie Winkie

Wee Willie Winkie -

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town
Upstairs and downstairs in his nightgown;
Rapping at the windows, searching all nooks
To count the many children
Reading library books.


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