Both Branches "Drop Everything And Read" D.E.A.R.

Dale: Friday, April 10 from 9:00-6:00 p.m./Saturday, April 11 from 9:00-1:00 p.m.

Chrisney: Friday, April 10 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Prepare for "Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R.)" by stopping

into the Dale Branch on Friday, April 10 or Saturday,  April 11 or

the Chrisney Branch of LHPL on Friday, April 10 to pick up your free children's book (ages 3 - 12 yrs).

Only 50 books available (Dale 35 & Chrisney 15) so hurry in! First come first serve.  

National Drop Everything and Read Day is a special celebration to remind and encourage families

to make reading together on a daily basis a family priority. The goal of National DEAR Day is to show families how easy and fun it is to make time in their busy schedules to drop everything and read.

This annual event takes place on April 12, the birthday of family favorite author Beverly Cleary.

When Beverly Cleary’s own children were young, they participated in DEAR at school.

Their interest and enthusiasm for this unique reading activity inspired Mrs. Cleary

to give the same experience to Ramona Quimby, National Drop Everything and Read Day spokesperson,

who gets to enjoy DEAR time with the rest of her class in Ramona Quimby, Age 8.