Each year our state association, SCASL, and the SC State Library plan the SC Read In at the State House. You can read about it here.
Students parade to the state house where there are brief speakers about the power of reading, drum line performances, the Cocky Express from USC, followed by reading on the statehouse grounds.
We had over 2,000 participants this year and a few recognitions by local press.
I shared a letter template on our state listserv so that schools could invite their legislator to meet them while they were at the State House. This is a great opportunity to advocate for reading and the impact of public and school libraries.