NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Free Public Library will join millions of readers around the world on Thursday, November 7 as the library participates in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record events. TAPinto Nutley is proud to have brought this event to the community in 2018.

 TAPinto Nutley’s Editorial Director John Lee will read the book Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora as the Nutley Public Library joins libraries, schools and other groups around the world who are reading the same book on the same day. The Friends of the Nutley Public Library arranged for a craft making session related to the story. Crafting will take place after the story. 

Guests of the event who register in advance for the event will receive a free copy of the book while supplies last and a Read for the Record certificate. The program is for all ages and all supplies will be provided. To register, patrons should visit youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org and select a story time. 

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Jumpstart’s annual Read for the Record campaign is a global initiative to highlight the importance of early literacy. For the 14th year, Read for the Record will bring together millions of adults and children as they read the same book on the same day, building an intergenerational community through reading. Since its inception, over 20 million people have participated in Read for the Record, and hundreds of thousands of quality books have been distributed to children in underserved communities across the country.

This year's selected book Thank You, Omu! is a Caldecott Honor Book and author Oge Mora is the winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award. The story follows Omu, a woman who makes a delicious stew whose scent attracts the entire neighborhood and brings everyone together for a festive meal.

Nutley Public Library participated in the 2018 Read for the Record event, which included 1,728,391 readers from 49 states and 60 countries. Due to last year's popularity, the library has expanded to two story times this year, one at 10:30 AM and another at 6:30 PM.

For more information, please contact Deidra Garcia at 973-667-0405 ext 2623 or deidra.garcia@nutley.bccls.org. The Nutley Public Library is located at 93 Booth Drive, Nutley NJ 07110. Find out more about Read for the Record by visiting youthservices.nutleypubliclibrary.org and www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record.