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National Tell a Story Day

Stories can be read from a book or other written material, be told from memory, or be created as they are being told. They can be true or make-believe; they can be newer accounts or pieces of folklore. All these types of storytelling and more are celebrated with National Tell a Story Day. On the day, stories are told to children—to one's own kids, to students, and to other children. Some libraries hold special storytelling events for children. But stories are also for adults, and they hear them today too, when family members, friends, coworkers, and members of clubs and organizations tell them to each other.

How to Observe National Tell a Story Day

Celebrate the day by telling and listening to stories!

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