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WHEREAS, National Family Literacy Day, established by the 103rd Congress in 1994, and now marking its 27th anniversary on November 1, 2021, highlights the importance of reading and learning for the entire family and emphasizes the impact that parents and caregivers have on their child's learning; and

WHEREAS, this day is celebrated across America each year, and focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs that empower families and build a nation of readers; and

WHEREAS, literacy programs across the United States including Nevada will observe National Family Literacy Day by holding read-a-thons, book drives, workshops and family activities at schools, libraries and community centers to encourage literacy; and

WHEREAS, 1 out of every 6 adults in the U.S. lack basic reading skills – that means 36 million people can’t read a job application, understand basic written instructions, or read the Internet; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s Departments of Education and Health and Human Services along with service organizations are steadfast in promoting and supporting family literacy programs which help to secure better education for children and adults Statewide; and

WHEREAS, in the State of Nevada, Family Literacy Day is a day to highlight the importance of family literacy and to celebrate the joy of reading; and

WHEREAS, National Family Literacy Day is a day for family members to share and discuss their reading experiences with each other; and

WHEREAS, this day marks a time for Nevadans to extend their deep appreciation to their local librarians, educators, and literacy service providers for their daily efforts aimed at strengthening the literacy of all Nevada families;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 1, 2021, as

FAMILY LITERACY DAY IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 22nd day of October, 2021

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