Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in her Newbery Honor-winning book Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, April 12 (Cleary's birthday) has been the nation's official Drop Everything and Read Day. You can grab some of her books today, then you'll be ready to D.E.A.R. tomorrow. Find them under J CLE.
If you get in trouble for skipping your chores or family get-together in favor of reading, please do NOT blame this librarian. :)