International Literacy Day

Northeast Ohio celebrates the importance of literacy on September 8

September 8th is International Literacy Day!! Help us celebrate and raise awareness by posting a reading selfie of you in your favorite reading spot! Tag your pic with hashtags #wereadhere and #thisiscle. Show how much you love to read and why literacy is so important!! Can't wait to see all the great pics on SEPTEMBER 8TH!!!

September 8th is International Literacy Day!! Help us celebrate and raise awareness by posting a reading selfie of you in your favorite reading spot! Tag your pic with hashtags #wereadhere and #thisiscle. Show how much you love to read and why literacy is so important!! Can’t wait to see all the great pics on SEPTEMBER 8TH!!!
 International Literacy Day was a great success! We received over 400 pictures from all the great citizens of the Greater Cleveland area! We even trended #1 for a time as well! Thank you to everyone

Cleveland 1 #WeReadHere 2 #1YearSinceFireproof 3 #OSUvsVT 4 Ohio State 5 Braxton Miller 6 Cardale 7 #TheView http://t.co/NOmFDdBC5j

Cleveland 1 #WeReadHere 2 #1YearSinceFireproof 3 #OSUvsVT 4 Ohio State 5 Braxton Miller 6 Cardale 7 #TheView pic.twitter.com/NOmFDdBC5j
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2 YEARS AGO

 Chef Jonathan Sawyer shared a great picture of him reading his favorite cook book!!

@chefsawyer & one of his favorite cook books! Chefs join us with your own reading selfie Sept. 8th! #WeReadHere http://t.co/5jgQI1Tw8Q

@chefsawyer & one of his favorite cook books! Chefs join us with your own reading selfie Sept. 8th! #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/5jgQI1Tw8Q
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2 YEARS AGO

Our keynote speaker, Executive Director Jeff Conyers of Imagination Library, got some reading done in our office before he gave his speech at our International Literacy Day lunch.

Our speaker Jeff Conyers Executive Director of @dollyslibrary reading through @margbern book #WeReadHere #ThisCLE http://t.co/5i7MtsOSOG

Our speaker Jeff Conyers Executive Director of @dollyslibrary reading through @margbern book #WeReadHere #ThisCLE pic.twitter.com/5i7MtsOSOG
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2 YEARS AGO

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and Chief of Staff Sharon Sobol Jordan shared great pictures as well!
  1. Michael McIntyre, the host of Sound of Ideas, showed off some of the great books he gets to read! Sound of Ideas had a great discussion about International Literacy Day featuring our own Executive Director Bob Paponetti, as well as Madison, Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy/Community Initiatives at WKYC, and our keynote speaker Jeff Conyers.
  2. My #WeReadHere pic: @WKYC & @ThirdFederal staff have been so generous that I can give away books whenever I want! http://t.co/TpNZ6hhuMz

    My #WeReadHere pic: @wkyc & @thirdfederal staff have been so generous that I can give away books whenever I want! pic.twitter.com/TpNZ6hhuMz
  3. Madison loves her books! Students & Teachers show your love for books on Sept 8th with a reading selfie! #WeReadHere http://t.co/brdD8WMaXp

    Madison loves her books! Students & Teachers show your love for books on Sept 8th with a reading selfie! #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/brdD8WMaXp
  4. All of us here at The Literacy Cooperative shared our selfies as well!
  5. Our executive director, Bob Paponetti, reading in this beautiful weather before it's gone! #WeReadHere #ThisisCle http://t.co/Cs9gw6Tdn5

    Our executive director, Bob Paponetti, reading in this beautiful weather before it’s gone! #WeReadHere #ThisisCle pic.twitter.com/Cs9gw6Tdn5
  6. Elaine knows how to choose the right book to read at the Erie St. Cemetery! #WeReadHere #ThisisCLE http://t.co/z13QJ5K9ay

    Elaine knows how to choose the right book to read at the Erie St. Cemetery! #WeReadHere #ThisisCLE pic.twitter.com/z13QJ5K9ay
  7. Lori Bernstein reading some books in her office including @CCritters books! #wereadhere #thisiscle http://t.co/IWk39sRgLs

    Lori Bernstein reading some books in her office including @CCritters books! #wereadhere #thisiscle pic.twitter.com/IWk39sRgLs
  8. Reading in one of my favorite places outside at Salt Fork by the gorgeous lake!! #wereadhere #thisiscle http://t.co/BzytXXNqk7

    Reading in one of my favorite places outside at Salt Fork by the gorgeous lake!! #wereadhere #thisiscle pic.twitter.com/BzytXXNqk7
  9. State Representative at Ohio House of Representatives, Stephanie Howse, took 20 minutes out of her day to dive into a good book!
  10. Stephanie Howse - Mobile Uploads | Facebook

    Stephanie Howse – Mobile Uploads | Facebook
  11. Thank you to the city council members who participated!
  12. It's almost over but not real when you're reading a good book #wereadhere #internationalliteracyday2015 #ThisisCLE

    It’s almost over but not real when you’re reading a good book #wereadhere #internationalliteracyday2015 #ThisisCLE
  13. Mayor Jackson shared this fantastic picture!
  14. Mayor Frank Jackson shared this great reading selfie with us! (Photo by: Cleveland Photographic Bureau) #wereadhere http://t.co/iQH0TkTfwk

    Mayor Frank Jackson shared this great reading selfie with us! (Photo by: Cleveland Photographic Bureau) #wereadhere pic.twitter.com/iQH0TkTfwk
  15. Mayor Jackson wasn’t the only mayor to join in on the fun. Mayor Byrne from Parma Heights and Mayor Degeeter from Parma shared great pictures as well!!
  16. Always happy to read to kids at @CuyahogaLib. And always happy that my own want to join in. #WeReadHere #thisiscle http://t.co/vYcAcaqEFL

    Always happy to read to kids at @CuyahogaLib. And always happy that my own want to join in. #WeReadHere #thisiscle pic.twitter.com/vYcAcaqEFL
  17. The Browns read with some kids!!
  18. Reading empowers the brain - celebrate #WorldLiteracyDay today! @C__Robertson supports reading! #give10 #WeReadHere http://t.co/MEvZ3u1eth

    Reading empowers the brain – celebrate #WorldLiteracyDay today! @C__Robertson supports reading! #give10 #WeReadHerepic.twitter.com/MEvZ3u1eth
  19. Happy World Literacy Day! @alexmack55 loves to read - you too can pick up a book @CuyahogaLib! #give10 #WeReadHere http://t.co/9s7mlUyHgi

    Happy World Literacy Day! @alexmack55 loves to read – you too can pick up a book @CuyahogaLib! #give10 #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/9s7mlUyHgi
  20. DYK it's World Literacy Day? Celebrate reading today - @TGdadon1 reads to youth! #give10 #WeReadHere @CuyahogaLib http://t.co/IXEzfUcjla

    DYK it’s World Literacy Day? Celebrate reading today – @TGdadon1 reads to youth! #give10 #WeReadHere @CuyahogaLib pic.twitter.com/IXEzfUcjla
  21. We had some fabulous partners help us out in celebrating International Literacy Day. WKYC and The Cleveland Public Libraries did not disappoint with their fantastic pictures!
  22. It's #InternationalLiteracyDay @wkyc! My daughter and her best friend love to read together at school. 📚 #WeReadHere http://t.co/EmNYToKiJ0

    It’s #InternationalLiteracyDay @wkyc! My daughter and her best friend love to read together at school. 📚 #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/EmNYToKiJ0
  23. International Literacy Day! From the weekend: Re-reading one of my favs! #WeReadHere #ThisisCle @wkyc http://t.co/8KGwyOjk31

    International Literacy Day! From the weekend: Re-reading one of my favs! #WeReadHere #ThisisCle @wkyc pic.twitter.com/8KGwyOjk31
  24. Mobile Uploads - Danielle Wiggins - WKYC | Facebook

    Mobile Uploads – Danielle Wiggins – WKYC | Facebook
  25. Basheer Jones continued to show his awesome support for this cause!
  26. #WeReadHere #ThisIsCle post reading selfies to celebrate International Literacy Day https://t.co/FNPNDMzxim

    #WeReadHere #ThisIsCle post reading selfies to celebrate International Literacy Day  https://instagram.com/p/7YDv_RrDSP/ 
  27. Dan Moulthrop, Chief Executive Officer at The City Club, shared a great picture from the shores of Lake Erie!
  28. Andrew Samtoy, Host/Producer of Civic Commons ideastream, showed off his favorite reading spot at The Union Club.
  29. Sari Feldman, the executive director of Cuyahoga County Library, shared a great reading selfie from Zimbabwe!
  30. We read everywhere and #WeReadHere. Grab a book on International Literacy Day. @CuyahogaLib http://t.co/wc0eDo0tmM

    We read everywhere and #WeReadHere. Grab a book on International Literacy Day. @CuyahogaLib pic.twitter.com/wc0eDo0tmM
  31. The Botanical Gardens showed their support with a a great picture from their treehouse reading room!!
  32. #WeReadHere! Book exchange and treehouse reading room at the Botanical Garden. #ThisIsCLE @wkyc @Literacy_Club http://t.co/2k6uFCrcav

    #WeReadHere! Book exchange and treehouse reading room at the Botanical Garden. #ThisIsCLE @wkyc @Literacy_Club pic.twitter.com/2k6uFCrcav
  33. The Children’s Museum showed off a great picture from their “Hooked on Books,” program!
  34. Today is #InternationalLiteracyDay what better way to celebrate than with our "Hooked on Books" program! #wereadhere http://t.co/kGSs3jnG8c

    Today is #InternationalLiteracyDay what better way to celebrate than with our “Hooked on Books” program! #wereadhere pic.twitter.com/kGSs3jnG8c
  35. We loved that so many different organizations got in on the fun! The community support throughout the day was outstanding!
  36. Photos from University Settlement's post - University Settlement | Facebook

    Photos from University Settlement’s post – University Settlement | Facebook
  37. Photos from University Settlement's post - University Settlement | Facebook

    Photos from University Settlement’s post – University Settlement | Facebook
  38. Sarah, one of our committee members @New_Avenues grabbed a book 2 read before our meeting. #WeReadHere #ThisIsCle http://t.co/EI0lOFNOzV

    Sarah, one of our committee members @New_Avenues grabbed a book 2 read before our meeting. #WeReadHere #ThisIsCle pic.twitter.com/EI0lOFNOzV
  39. Seeds staff digs into best-sellers and poetry to show #WeReadHere! pic.twitter.com/yXIe818dSF
  40. We like to read under our tree in the sun! Where do you read? #WeReadHere #thisiscle #InternationalLiteracyDay http://t.co/LPDwZ3v0TX

    We like to read under our tree in the sun! Where do you read? #WeReadHere#thisiscle #InternationalLiteracyDay pic.twitter.com/LPDwZ3v0TX
  41. Anne Marie Warren, FOCPL Past Pres, celebrates #LiteracyDay by reading a classic at @Cleveland_PL #WeReadHere http://t.co/SOWXnmMama

    Anne Marie Warren, FOCPL Past Pres, celebrates #LiteracyDay by reading a classic at @Cleveland_PL #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/SOWXnmMama
  42. Assoc. Dir. Paul taking a break with "Where the Sidewalk Ends" #InternationalLiteracyDay #WeReadHere #ThisisCLE http://t.co/WVt2iJJw6x

    Assoc. Dir. Paul taking a break with “Where the Sidewalk Ends” #InternationalLiteracyDay #WeReadHere #ThisisCLEpic.twitter.com/WVt2iJJw6x
  43. Our new program manager, Boo, is reading a Cormac McCarthy book for #InternationalLiteracyDay! #WeReadHere #ThisisCLE http://t.co/nphFfH5xT4

    Our new program manager, Boo, is reading a Cormac McCarthy book for #InternationalLiteracyDay! #WeReadHere #ThisisCLEpic.twitter.com/nphFfH5xT4
  44. Program & Soccer Director Matthew is enjoying "The Giving Tree"! #InternationalLiteracyDay #WeReadHere #ThisisCLE http://t.co/VIPlK4LSQC

    Program & Soccer Director Matthew is enjoying “The Giving Tree”! #InternationalLiteracyDay #WeReadHere #ThisisCLEpic.twitter.com/VIPlK4LSQC
  45. Reading "Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships" #WeReadHere #ThisIsCle https://t.co/REoeTgVYj4

    Reading “Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships” #WeReadHere #ThisIsCle  https://instagram.com/p/7YAcjoPg2c/ 
  46. #WeReadHere This is a great way to practice #reading on the GO! Instead of always turning on the… https://t.co/pOSCccxl6T

    #WeReadHere This is a great way to practice #reading on the GO! Instead of always turning on the…  https://instagram.com/p/6pQwXuPg1T/ 
  47. A number of schools from around Cleveland showed off some great pictures of all the reading they do in their schools!
  48. Incarnate Word Academy's fourth grade loves to read in their reading corner!! #iwaclass2020 #wereadhere #thisiscle http://t.co/Fj7tYxaNE7

    Incarnate Word Academy’s fourth grade loves to read in their reading corner!! #iwaclass2020 #wereadhere #thisiscle pic.twitter.com/Fj7tYxaNE7
  49. Miles kindergarten #WeReadHere #CMSDreads#Laura Numeroff http://t.co/TtpmalLL0X

    Miles kindergarten #WeReadHere #CMSDreads#Laura Numeroff pic.twitter.com/TtpmalLL0X
  50. Ms. Vann doing a read aloud with her students about goal setting and future planning! #LiteracyDay #WeReadHere http://t.co/nVxzL8PgcP

    Ms. Vann doing a read aloud with her students about goal setting and future planning! #LiteracyDay #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/nVxzL8PgcP
  51. Using #LiteracyDay to address issues within the school & community. Read-aloud and role playing at work! #WeReadHere http://t.co/PoFVhfAgpm

    Using #LiteracyDay to address issues within the school & community. Read-aloud and role playing at work! #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/PoFVhfAgpm
  52. Books are so important - especially for early learners! That's why #WeReadHere!! http://t.co/MugxOgDYsv

    Books are so important – especially for early learners! That’s why #WeReadHere!! pic.twitter.com/MugxOgDYsv
  53. Holy Family School in Parma,OH Kindergartners read! #wereadhere #thisiscle http://t.co/JxBEc4A7Cx

    Holy Family School in Parma,OH Kindergartners read! #wereadhere #thisisclepic.twitter.com/JxBEc4A7Cx
  54. Readers are leaders! Ms. Frabotta's class loves to explore in our Book Nook! #WeReadHere #Hudson #ThisisCle @wkyc 🌴🌊📚 http://t.co/vzYcJXqzyr

    Readers are leaders! Ms. Frabotta’s class loves to explore in our Book Nook! #WeReadHere #Hudson #ThisisCle @wkyc 🌴🌊📚 pic.twitter.com/vzYcJXqzyr
  55. Lincoln Elementary School's first graders! #WeReadHere http://t.co/K29h5y8RtA

    Lincoln Elementary School’s first graders! #WeReadHerepic.twitter.com/K29h5y8RtA
  56. Why is it so important to learn how to read? Ss post ans.on our literacy day graffiti wall. #WeReadHere #LiteracyDay pic.twitter.com/6oZZdOF14g
  57. International Literacy Day was so much fun that even animals wanted to show off what they were reading!
  58. As my dog, Bella Juba, is showing here, even the dogs are getting in on #InternationalLiteracyDay! #WeReadHere @wkyc http://t.co/FhZn3sIw3H

    As my dog, Bella Juba, is showing here, even the dogs are getting in on #InternationalLiteracyDay! #WeReadHere @wkyc pic.twitter.com/FhZn3sIw3H
  59. Thank you to everyone who participated in International Literacy Day! It was a great success. Remember just because the day is over does not mean the fight against illiteracy is over as well. Everyday is a day to read and to share the importance of literacy with those around you!
  60. #WeReadHere Support The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland on International Literacy Day! #ThisisCLE http://t.co/BYQyTAQUc6

    #WeReadHere Support The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland on International Literacy Day! #ThisisCLE pic.twitter.com/BYQyTAQUc6
  61. Wrapping up #InternationalLiteracyDay sharing stories with my favorite little buddies. #WeReadHere #ThisisCLE pic.twitter.com/vOhCfuyNCh
  62. #internationalliteracyday #wereadhere Read every night – it’s a great way to explore your imagination! pic.twitter.com/8QdkW4lzv0
  63. #WeReadHere Pawpaw and Xander reading before bedtime! Special snuggle up time ❤❤ http://t.co/tM0rhU4BUw

    #WeReadHere Pawpaw and Xander reading before bedtime! Special snuggle up time ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/tM0rhU4BUw
  64. Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay! "Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” - Mary Schmich #WeReadHere http://t.co/eKUMGRZN6t

    Happy #InternationalLiteracyDay! “Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich #WeReadHere pic.twitter.com/eKUMGRZN6t