Grand Rapids (WZZM) - If you've been waiting for an excuse to plop down with a good book now's the time. March is National Reading Month. Many places across West Michigan are celebrating with events throughout the month.
The Grand Rapids Children's Museum, for example, has a calendar full of events and activities during the month of March.
"It is a way for us to connect with what the schools are doing and what the libraries are doing. And, because so many community partners are getting involved with Reading Month it just make sense for us to also jump in," said Adrienne Brown, marketing and event manager for the museum.
The list of interactive programs and performances include, Family Reading Night, Indoor Campout, Story Time book readings by children's book authors and book related crafts.
"We have story times, making your own stories and books, making bookmarks and backpacks. We also have performers coming in who will incorporate puppets and stories and dancing with stories, said Brown.
She says the goal is to teach children early in life that reading is fun and inspire them to become life-long book lovers.
For more information about the events visit the Grand Rapids Children's Museum website.