Parents are essential in raising children who will love to read and learn. We recommend three major ways in which parents can raise readers:

  1. Be a reader yourself. Children emulate what they see, and your example will be powerful.
  2. Read to and with your children. For young children, it is a great bonding activity. For older children, it can help keep the path to meaningful conversations open.
  3. Attend book and learning-related activities. The Library has story times, programs, and museum passes. The Summer Reading Program will help keep children reading all summer long, giving them a leg up on reading when they return to school in the fall. And you will be making memories for and with your children that can last a lifetime.

Finally, be sure to check out our Parenting books in the Children’s Room at the Library, to help you better understand your children’s needs.

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