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Get Caught Reading Month – May 2023

Get Caught Reading Month in May is all about reading books and raising awareness regarding the advantages of indulging in literature. The genres of books you can read include nonfiction, history, fables, etc — the options are unlimited. So get your hands on some books and start reading!

History of Get Caught Reading Month

As the world modernizes, there seems to be a decrease in the number of individuals reading books for fun. This is because people have become so engrossed in their social media accounts, games, mobile phone apps, etc. Therefore, in this day and age, it is more essential than ever to promote the importance of reading. This is exactly the motive behind celebrating Get Caught Reading Month.

The year-round campaign titled Get Caught Reading was launched by the Association of American Publishers in 1999. This is an organization that works with publishers of books, journals, and so forth, and feels strongly about the existence of books as well as urging the current generation to adopt a trend of reading. The campaign has designated May as Get Caught Reading Month to convince people that reading books is fun and one of the best ways to become knowledgeable individuals who have the potential to change the world.

Due to the positive impact that the month makes on the world, numerous celebrities have, in the past, supported the cause by partaking in several activities. Some big names include Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Alicia Keys, L.L Cool J, Keira Knightley, and many more! If celebrities don’t impress you, there are over 200 Members of Congress who have endorsed the campaign, too. Many teachers and libraries all over the U.S. also promote the campaign by dedicating different corners in a space to reading or by setting up a time for leisure reading. Furthermore, urging people to read books has now become a social cause that can reap numerous benefits in the future.

Get Caught Reading Month timeline

2nd–6th century A.D.
One of the First Books

The book ‘Diamond Sutra’ is compiled.

1454
History is Made

Johannes Gutenburg invents the printing press.

1935
The New Generation

Penguin Books introduces the first glued paperback.

2002
A Digital Library

Google Books is launched to digitize books across the globe.

Get Caught Reading Month FAQs

What is Get Caught Reading Month about?

The month revolves around reading books.

Who can celebrate Get Caught Reading Month?

Anyone with a love for books.

What is the purpose of Get Caught Reading Month?

To encourage people to read more.

Get Caught Reading Month Activities

  1. Host a book reading competition

    Create a list of five books that must be read by everyone participating in the competition. On the day of the event, ask questions regarding the plot and the characters to determine the winner.

  2. Arrange a yard sale for books

    Ask people in the area to donate books for a yard sale and sell those books at a cheap cost. Any profit earned can be handed over to a library.

  3. Request an author to visit your local library

    Request a local author to visit the library in your area and read a portion of their book. This will attract people to your local library and can turn into an event where people could talk about their favorite books, etc.

5 Fun Facts About Reading

  1. A stress reducer

    Reading a book reduces stress by 68%.

  2. Increasing empathy

    82% of people often donating to charity are readers.

  3. Impact on the brain

    Reading increases memory and analytical skills.

  4. It builds the vocabulary

    Children learn up to 12,000 words through reading every year.

  5. The faster, the better

    Speed-reading helps the eyesight.

Why We Love Get Caught Reading Month

  1. It increases knowledge

    Reading books increases one's knowledge regarding the world, different races and cultures, and various ideologies.

  2. It keeps you entertained

    Bored? Grab a book and you won’t even notice the time fly by. A book can be a lonely individual’s best friend!

  3. It makes you creative

    Read a few books to get your creative juices flowing! A book has the potential to open a doorway of ideas by introducing you to intriguing storylines.

Get Caught Reading Month dates

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