Reading and Financial Literacy Month

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, Inc. launched its Read Across Maryland program in partnership with the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives. This annual program encourages and raises awareness of reading and financial literacy. It calls for every individual in every community to celebrate reading and financial literacy during October. Accordingly, Governor Larry Hogan proclaims October as Reading and Financial Literacy Month.
Read Across Maryland will focus on educating individuals on the importance of reading and financial literacy. In cities and towns across Maryland, educators, students, librarians, legislators, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop Read Across Maryland activities to bring reading and financial literacy excitement to people of all ages. The Governor’s office, mayors, county executives, and elected officials recognize the role that reading and finances play within their communities. All schools and nonprofits within the state of Maryland will partner with the Caucus and the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives to motivate students to become successful readers and financial stewards.

Reading Event Map

Event Name Date Description Event Address
My First Book Club (Ages 3-6) 10/11/2019 Sharing picture books with related activities. Children do not need to know how to read, but need to be accompanied by a caregiver. October 11, 10:30 a.m., www.fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, Thurmont Regional Library
76 E. Moser Road
Thurmont, MD 21793
United States
Begining to Read Book Club (Grades K-2) 10/03/2019 Reading and exploration for our early readers. October 3, 4 p.m., www.fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library
110 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
Pumpkin Patch Storytime at Glade Link Farm (Ages 0-5) 10/16/2019 A special storytime with Frederick County Public Libraries and hay ride at Glade Link Farm Pumpkin Patch, 12270 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar. Rain date: 10/18. October 16, 10:05 a.m., www.fcpl.org.
Glade Link Farm Pumpkin Patch
12270 Woodsboro Pike
Keymar, MD 21757
United States
Author Event: "The First Lady and the Rebel" by Susan Higginbotham 10/03/2019 The story of Mary Todd Lincoln and her Confederate half-sister, Emily Todd Helm. Susan is known for her use of primary sources and modern historical research to bring her characters to life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented in partnership with Curious Iguana. October 3, 7 p.m., www.fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library
110 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
Learn the Library (Grades 6-12) 10/21/2019 Explore the library's research potential and receive helpful tips and tricks on writing, researching, and citing your projects or papers. October 21, 1-3 p.m., www. fcpl.org.
Frederick County Public Libraries, Urbana Regional Library
9020 Amelung St.
Frederick, MD 21704
United States
Storytime at Catoctin Mountain Orchard (Ages 0+) 10/05/2019 Enjoy the fresh air at this apple storytime with Frederick County Public Libraries at 11 a.m. Visit the orchard afterward. Meet at Catoctin Mountain Orchard, 15036 N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. www.fcpl.org
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
15036 N. Franklinville Rd.
Thurmont, MD 21793
United States
Meet Kwame Alexander 10/02/2019 Newbery winner Kwame Alexander comes to Frederick as part of the “rock star” tour for his stunning new picture book, HOW TO READ A BOOK, illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet. Kwame will be joined by musician Randy Preston, who will share songs and entertain the audience with his guitar. The program will last approximately 30 minutes, followed by a book signing. Copies of HOW TO READ A BOOK and a selection of Kwame’s previously published titles will be available for purchase at the event. Kwame will sign any books purchased at the event and up to two books brought from home. Presented in partnership with Curious Iguana. A sign language interpreter will be provided for this event. October 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701. www.fcpl.org
Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Library
110 E. Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
Test Event 10/01/2019 to 10/02/2019 Test Event
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123 xyz Road
Chester, MD 21619
United States
Test Event 08/15/2019 to 08/16/2019 Test only
20020 Montgomery Village Ave
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
United States