Looking for ways to encourage your children to turn off the TV and crack open the books this summer? Try signing them up for programs that will reward them for time spent reading. You’ll find a nationwide list of options by clicking here: Reading Incentives for Kids
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This practice makes perfect sense to some readers (myself included), while others are appalled at the idea of starting a book anywhere but the beginning. What sort of reader are you? When you begin a new book, what part do you read first? The book jacket? The introduction? The conclusion? Or do you just flip to some random page in the middle?
Just thinking about all the precious friends I’ve met within the pages of the books I’ve read makes me want to go back and visit them again… and to introduce them to my children.
Some of my dearest friends from childhood were Laura Ingalls Wilder, Fern Arable, Josephine March, and Karana (as introduced to me by Scott O’Dell in THE ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS). Who were yours? Wouldn’t Library Lovers’ Month be a great time to get reacquainted?
Did you know that February is National Library Lovers’ Month? How about celebrating by taking a couple of books (or a whole shelf!) out of cold storage and reading the thoughts between their covers? If I were a book, that would certainly make me happy!
Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out this article for a lengthy list of ideas for supporting your local library and fostering literacy and a love for reading in your own community.