Celebrate American Indian Heritage
November is National American Indian Heritage Month! In celebration, RIF is hosting its First Annual Reading Planet Powwow, an online festival where children can play games, watch tribal dances, participate in a trivia contest, and more!
RIF Spotlight on Dr. Loriene Roy
Read a Q&A with Dr. Loriene Roy, the first American Indian president of the ALA. Find out how she is working to make reading a leisure and lifetime activity for Native families.
Re-imagine your favorite childhood books all year long with RIF's 2008 Art of Reading Calendar! The calendar features inspiring artwork of well-known illustrators showcased in RIF's 40th Anniversary commemorative book, The Art of Reading. Purchase your 2008 RIF Calendar today! — available exclusively at the RIF Store.
Join "The Drive" Nov. 7-21
K-12 classroom teams are invited to participate in the nation’s largest student-run food-and-clothing drive. It's the first event of a new effort called The LEAGUE with events linked to state coded and grade specific curriculum. The LEAGUE also offers 1,200 free Learning to Give curriculum lessons and links. To join "the Drive" visit, www.theleague.org
RIF's New Website for Young Children
A free resource to help parents and childcare providers develop the language skills of their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Available in English and Spanish.
RIF's Multicultural Literacy Campaign
The RIF Multicultural Literacy Campaign is a multi-year effort to promote and support early childhood literacy in African-American, Hispanic and Native American communities.