Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Across North America, schools, libraries and community organizations are joining the National African American Read-in during February, Black History Month.

The Fond du Lac Public Library’s celebration will take place at 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, with stations set up throughout the library loaded with books written by African Americans. Readers of all ages are invited to browse, read and enjoy. Then, at 6 p.m., a community conversation will be held in the McLane Meeting Room, complete with ice cream sundaes. The read-in is free; no registration is required.

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. Since then, it’s reached more than six million participants around the world.