Visit the Library
The Wonderful World of Reading
Have fun exploring books at your local library.
Tip: Check out school libraries, Little Free Libraries in your neighborhood, or your own home book collection.
Show your child how to choose books based on their interests by checking out the cover art and description on the back or inside of the book jacket.
Tip: Practice taking good care of borrowed books and returning them in good condition.
Create your own family library or add to community book collections.
Tip: Include books you already own, find books on the internet, at garage sales or bookstores, or make your own books.
Why is this important?
Libraries are a great free resource that help develop a love for and desire to read.
Looking for more information?
Look for bulletin boards at your local libraries or community centers to find out what programming is available.
References: Merga, M. K. (2017). What would make children read for pleasure more frequently? English in Education, 51(2), 207–223. Purcell-Gates, V. (2001). Emergent literacy is emerging knowledge of written, not oral, language. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2001(92), 7.