Calendar: Local events for literacy

Celebrate National Reading Month with events at the Federal Way and Federal Way 320th libraries.

March 1-31

National Reading Month: To honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the month of March is designated as National Reading Month. All readers of any age are invited to grab your favorite book and read away this month.

March 7

Reading Buddies at Federal Way Library (Study Zone): Federal Way Library (34200 1st Way S.) from 4-5 p.m. Reading support for students in grades K-6 and beginner English language learners up to grade 12. Volunteers coach two students as they take turns reading out loud. Reading Buddies share online books on an iPad. Books selection changes every two weeks. Students may bring a book to share. For ages 6 to 12. Also held March 14, 21 and 28.

Pajamarama Story Time: Federal Way 320th Library (848 S 320th Street) from 6:30-7 p.m. Children may wear pajamas and enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop their early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration not required. Also held March 21 and 28.

March 8

Multicultural Book Group: Federal Way 320th Library (848 S. 320th St.) from 6:30-8 p.m. Book: Warburg in Rome by James Carroll. New members always welcome. Attend this event in-person at the library or online.

March 12

Reading with Rover: Federal Way 320th Library (848 S. 320th St.) from noon to 1 p.m. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area. For ages 6 to 12.

March 28

Federal Way 320th Between the Covers Book Group: Federal Way 320th Library (848 S. 320th St.) from 1-2:30 p.m. Book: Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown. Join your neighbors for a lively book discussion. This is the in-person registration for a hybrid event. If you would like to attend online, please register for the online event. For ages 18 and older.