Kids - Books & Reading
It doesn't take money or years of education
to raise a reader, it only takes a little time,
a lot of love, and a library.

You have what it takes!

5 things every family can do
to raise a reader

  1. Read out loud to or with your child at least once a day. Even if it's as little as 10 minutes and no matter how young the child, the sound of your voice, the example you set and the time you spend together will make a lasting impression.

  2. Visit the library at least once a month -- better yet, at least once a week. Libraries have early literacy programs, books and materials to help you raise a reader. A visit to the library will be among your child's most treasured memories.

  3. Get your child a library card. A library card can open doors to knowledge and imagination and is an important tool for reading and educational success.

  4. Attend library story times and other programs for families and children. Story times are fun and educational for children and demonstrate reading strategies and give examples of great children’s literature for parents. Other programs and events at the library are a chance for you and your child to meet your neighbors, connect with your community and learn more about the world around you.

  5. Read. You are the most important teacher your child will ever have. Young children naturally want to be just like their parents. Readers raise readers

Growing Readers
Teaching Your Preschooler to Love Reading

(Excerpts from Growing Readers,
a video produced by the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library)

Please take a look at these important
brief video messages:

Growing Readers - 1
Growing Readers - 2
Growing Readers - 3
Growing Readers - 4
Growing Readers - 5


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