Celebrate National Library Week, April 8 – 14!

National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.

Connect with your kids @ your library

READING TOGETHER

Reading together and being involved in what your kids are reading helps them in school while also reinforcing the joy of reading. And reading to- gether doesn’t have to stop once your kids can read on their own. Reading anything—comics, poems, graphic novels, magazines or books—out loud together is a great way to spend time with older kids and teens.

Parental involvement is one of the most important factors in getting young children ready to read. A National Institute for Literacy study found that 3- to 5-year-olds who had been read to at least three times per week were more likely to recognize letters, have sight word recognition, and understand words in context than children who hadn’t been read to

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