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Reading Tips for Kids

For School-Aged Children

  • Don't make reading a chore even if your child needs practice in reading.
  • Show genuine interest in the stories your child discovers.
  • Appreciate all books your child selects, even the ones that look too easy.
  • Read to your child. They still enjoy hearing good stories.
  • Read yourself! There is nothing like a good role model.
  • Visit the library.

For Preschool Children

When you read aloud to your children...

  • they learn to listen;
  • they learn new words;
  • their imagination grows;
  • they discover new worlds.

Helpful Hints

  • Let your child read the story by turning the pages and reciting parts from memory.
  • Read books your child has chosen.
  • Talk together about the stories.
  • Have fun while reading.
  • Be enthusiastic!

Library Activities

  • Bring your child to the library for book related programs.
  • Take out books to read at home.
  • Make your own books using old magazines.
  • Try CD/book sets.
  • Ask a librarian for reading suggestions.
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Upcoming Special Events

  • Paint Party Fundraiser
    Tickets on sale now for our Paint Party Fundraiser at Union Jack Pub! $40 each available at the library and online. Details

  • Meet the Author: Jena Wren
    Meet local teen and Library employee and hear about her first published novel. 1pm on the second floor Free & all welcome. Details

  • Family Movie: Paddington 2
    Join Paddington Bear on his next adventure! 2pm in the Buell Street Room. Free & all welcome. Details

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