One of the best ways is by teaching your kids to use the library. Here are some tips:
Begin the library habit early. Make sure each of your children has a library card. (Get one yourself if you haven't already.) Make using the library a regular habit.
Learn what's available. Some libraries offer story hours. Others sponsor reading contests. Some have computers available for use. Still others loan out works of art. On one visit to the library, challenge your children to learn as much as they can about what the library has to offer.
Get to know your librarian. Librarians can open the door to everything the library offers. If you want to find a book on a special subject...or learn more about an author...or track down a missing fact...your librarian can help. Librarians can also recommend books that will match your children's interests and reading levels.
Make reading easy. If your TV is within easy reach but books are on a high shelf, you can guess how your kids will spend their time.
Talk about what you’re reading. Let your children know you are interested in what they are reading, too. Ask questions. Read favorite sections aloud. Talk about books you loved as a child—and books you love today.
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