Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) – Summer 2024

D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national celebration of reading designed to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives.  D.E.A.R. day is celebrated every year on April 12 for author Beverly Cleary’s birthday. D.E.A.R. time was a reading practice featured in the Ramona books.

This summer, the Carnegie Center staff will “Drop Everything and Read” every Friday at 4:00 PM in our lobby. Members of the public are encourage to join us for this weekly reading event.

In the Gratz Park neighborhood, but you forgot to bring a book ? No worries! Attendees can choose a free book from our Arnow Reading Room to read and keep after the 15-minute D.E.A.R session.

July 12, 2024
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Carnegie Center
251 W 2nd St

The Carnegie Center is home to writers, lifelong learners, & the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. We hope to see you soon!

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251 West Second Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(859) 254-4175

Monday–Thursday: 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM–7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED