Welcome to the 2017 Kentucky Literacy Celebration!
We are celebrating the seventh anniversary of the Kentucky Literacy Celebration (KLC) this year with the theme “Literacy for ALL!” This year, we are promoting a month-long period to engage in KLC-related activities. This will permit entities to use the entire month to plan, share, and implement the various literacy activities that may be highlighted as a part of KLC. The kickoff will be announced during the state Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts conference February 24th & 25th. This year’s theme will be “Literacy for ALLl”. The 2017 KLC period will encompass the Read Across America activities, Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebrations, Kentucky Science for Technology in Education conference, as well as many other events.
Please consider sharing your literacy successes and events on the KLC webpage through the online submission form. Each event will be logged and shared through social media, as well as be used to highlight the county of origination on the collective CCLD map. No event is too large or too small to share. We look forward to your submissions and hearing your stories.
We are also planning an additional targeted KLC week in November to further spotlight literacy successes across the state as we promote literacy for ALL! More details will be shared in the coming months.
The inaugural Kentucky Literacy Celebration (KLC) Week commenced in 2011 with the intent of focusing on Kentucky’s achievements in literacy as well as highlighting challenges we still face as a state. Subsequent years have included greater participation opportunities and outreach. Multiple partners and supporters are pulling together again this year to celebrate Kentucky and literacy.
All of Kentucky's citizens are invited to join by participating in or hosting a literacy-related activity. Schools and educational entities may plan events for their students and staff to highlight literacy. Libraries may spotlight books and authors. Communities and businesses may sponsor an activity that brings awareness to literacy issues and their relevance to workforce, economic, and cultural prosperity. Families may dedicate specific time to read together. Individuals may volunteer to share a book or help with a literacy-related school project. The possibilities are limitless. The goal is to have every Kentucky resident engage in a literacy event, public or private, to emphasize the importance of all aspects of literacy.