Proclamation 5920 -- Year of the Young Reader, 1989
the President of the
a love of reading in children is crucial for their personal growth and
well-being and for the continued health and vigor of our communities and
country. Now as always,
We can all help young readers discover the blessings and the enjoyment that reading offers. Parents can read aloud to their children. Families and schools can make reading materials a familiar part of youngsters' surroundings and can suggest regular visits to libraries. Educators and concerned citizens can redouble their efforts to ensure that students remain in school and that literacy programs for people of all ages are available in their areas. Each of us can give young people the good example of reading ourselves. We can explain the freedom we Americans enjoy to read and write and study as we like. If we do all of these things, we will go a long way toward awakening among every young reader the understanding that reading is a thrilling, lifetime journey into new worlds of adventure, history, heritage, and far frontiers. That will be an inestimable service to our Nation.
The Congress, by Public Law 100 - 662, has designated 1989 as ``Year of the Young Reader'' and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this year.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of December, in the
year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight, and of the
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