Library Campaign

Make A Difference In Your Local Community By Raising Dyslexia Awareness At Your Local Library

Step 1:  Contact your local library to discuss organizing a visual display or event for dyslexia awareness month in October.  Visit our Library Display pictures below

Step 2: Discuss with the head librarian why raising dyslexia awareness is so important to you as a parent/teacher/community member.

Step 3:   Be sure to mention the importance of labeling some of the information: for struggling readers.  Many parents know their child is a struggling reader but do not know why, other parents have a 504 or IEP for their child but they received eligibility labeled by the school as “specific learning disability” and may not be aware what that means.

Step 4: Inquire about the type and size of space available at the library: shelf space, wall space, location in the library (children’s room, common space).

Step 5:  Offer to help select books for display. Some possible suggestions for adults (Download) and kids (Download) listed

Step 6:  Create a poster for display on the wall. Highlight Famous Celebrities with dyslexia and focus on the strengths of people who learn differently.

Step 7:  Print out reliable information on dyslexia warning signs, methods of remediation, and sources of information.  Click Here for Posters & Handout

Step 8:  Recommend Resources Lists or ask the library to host a movie night or a parent information or support group session.

  • Redford, James. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia | The Big Picture Movie
  • Hubbell V, Harvey. Dislecksia the Movie |  Dislecksia the Movie
  • Sandman-Hurley, Kelli | What is dyslexia?
  • Headstrong Nation:  Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and ADHD

Successful people with Dyslexia.


Jennifer Aniston
Orlando Bloom
Jim Carrey
Tom Cruise
Whoopi Goldberg
Danny Glover
Keanu Reeves
Bella Thorne
Vince Vaughn
Henry Winkler
Selma Hayek


Jeanne Betancourt
John Irving
Dav Pilkey
Patricia Polacco
Philip Schultz
Henry Winkler
WB Yeats


Disclaimer: Please note that DDPA does not officially endorse, represent, or have a legal connection with any of the resources listed below. These are websites, films, and books that many parents found useful in their personal searches for information on and about dyslexia. Thank you!