FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2000
SPRINGFIELD - Governor George H. Ryan encouraged parents and children to make a special moment on International Children's Book Day, Sunday, April 2, 2000 and outlined 10 steps to better reading.
"Simple things like a trip to the local library or stopping at a book store mean the world to children when they get to share it with their family," Ryan said. "I think these few easy steps will make reading educational and memorable."
Through the Governor's Office on Literacy, Ryan is promoting the reading of books on every subject from nonfiction to poetry. Ryan's 10 tips include: