Thoughts from the County Librarian
As the holidays draw near children become more and more excited.
A fun, free way to pass December days with children is to surprise them with library books. Instead of buying, borrow! Check out enough books to read a new one each day of the month and enjoy reading together. At the end of the month bring the books back to the library and get new ones! This is a wonderful way to encourage reluctant readers, and the gift of literacy doesn't cost a penny. Literacy begins at birth as babies listen to voices around them and continues for toddlers whose oral language development builds a foundation for later reading success. Evidence shows that the more children ages birth to five hear books read aloud, the more prepared they will be for learning to read upon reaching kindergarten.
The library has an extensive collection of books for adults too. While wrapping presents for loved ones this holiday season, take time to wrap yourself up in a good book! Reading is a gift that never grows old.