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Read to Your Child Day On Friday

February 13, 2014

February is a short month full of exciting days. It’s Library Lovers Month. So love your library! It has books galore and offers a variety of activities for the family. While you’re loving your library, celebrate Valentine’s Day and Read to Your Child Day on the fourteenth! February is a perfect combination of love and books.

There’s a marvelous quote by Emilie Buchwald that says, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”

If you want your child to be a reader, be a role model. Let your child see and hear you reading.

Start as early as possible. A perfect time to introduce reading to your precious baby is when you’re pregnant. Check out picture books from the library and read them out loud. This is a great way to find children’s books you enjoy and to begin to build a home library.

Choose books that have great illustrations and not a lot of words. Rhyme, repetition, sound words (onomatopoeia-love this word!), and silly words make for great first books. Visit the library often. Make it your favorite go-to place. Soon, instead of you reading to your child, your child will be reading to you.

Garrison Keillor said, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” On Valentine’s Day, give a book to someone special. It’s a perfect way to say I love you.

There are myriads of absolutely wonderful picture books available, but here are a few of my favorite classic picture books. Many of these also come as board books which are just the right size for toddlers to hold.

Goodnight Moon written by Margaret Wise Brown

The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle

Pat the Bunny written by Dorothy Kunhardt

The Tale of Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter

The Runaway Bunny written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd

The Snowy Day written by Ezra Jack Keats

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin, Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle

Guess How Much I Love You written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram

The Little Engine That Could written by Watty Piper

The Napping House written by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Don Wood

Card to Success

February 7, 2012

What’s the best card to bring you success and riches beyond your wildest dreams? It’s not a gift card, or an ATM card, or even a Honus Wagner baseball card. The card you’re looking for is a library card!

February is Library Lovers’ Month. If you don’t have a library card, get one today!

My Hometown Library

Your local library is a magical place where you can browse through a treasure trove of information. It’s a place where you can touch, smell, and taste the joy and knowledge found in volumes of books. Your library card is a key to success.

“The richest person in the world – in fact all the riches in the world – couldn’t provide you with anything like the endless, incredible loot available at your local library.” ~Malcolm Forbes

Love your library. Support it. Become a Friend of the Library. Volunteer. Sing its praises. And then curl up with a good book.

Check It Out!

“When I got my library card, that’s when my life began.” ~Rita Mae Brown


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