Join the Bundesweite Vorlesetag 2023!

Germany reads aloud – join in!

Since 2004, Stiftung Lesen, together with DIE ZEIT and Deutsche Bahn Stiftung, have been advocating for (to inspire children and adults about) the importance of reading aloud every year on the third Friday in November.
While only 1,900 people took part in the beginning, we are now proud to have around 800,000 participants throughout Germany.
On 17 November 2023, the Bundesweite Vorlesetag will take place for the 20th time. This years’s motto is “Vorlesen verbindet”!
Because reading together unites and creates closeness. But it can do much more: It is the most important prerequisite for learning to read well, encourages children to discover the world curiously – and is the key to their future. This year’s motto puts a spotlight on this! Whether at home, at school or in kindergarten, between generations, different countries of origin and cultures: connections strengthen children, promote exchange and transcend borders – they create cohesion and are as diverse as the actions around the Bundesweite Vorlesetag.
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