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May 02

May is Get Caught Reading Month

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 8:33 AM by Victoria Mulherin

May is Get Caught Reading Month
Get Caught Reading is a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read whether it is the classics, chick-lit, the latest thriller, or just your favorite magazine or the sports pages. May is Get Caught Reading month, but the campaign is promoted throughout the year. Get Caught Reading is supported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Launched in 1999, "Get Caught Reading" is the brainchild of former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAP, the industry association representing book publishers. She saw the opportunity to spread the word about the joys of reading through an industry-supported literacy campaign. Exposure to language at a young age has been scientifically proven to stimulate brain growth in children and children who have regularly been read to have a large advantage over their peers by the time they start school.

First Lady Laura Bush, Drew Carey, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Donald Duck, Patty Duke, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Graham, Derek Jeter, Vernon Jordan, Jake Lloyd, Rosie O'Donnell, Dolly Parton, The Rugrats, Jane Seymour, Sammy Sosa, Spider Man and Robin Williams, have all been "caught reading" their favorite books and magazines for print ads and posters seen by millions of people across the country. In addition, more than 200 Members of Congress have been photographed "caught reading" on Capitol Hill.

What further reason could you need to rediscover your love of reading? Go on, crack open a book and Get Caught Reading.

Need help finding a book to Get Caught Reading to? Don’t worry, the Burlington County Library System can help! All Burlington County residents are eligible for library membership. Those residing in Moorestown, Willingboro and Mount Laurel, who do not pay the dedicated county tax, are eligible for paid membership. Eligible residents may visit any library location to register for a card or apply online at the link

For more information on the Burlington County Libraries, please call 609-267-9660 or visit


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