Category: Children

Is Reading Dying Out? Time to Plant Some New Seeds

Last week I posted about growing up in a small town in the middle of the twentieth century and how my surroundings contributed to my development as a reader. Of course, we are living in different times, but there is value in examining “seeds to reading” and how we might plant them today. I will … Continue reading Is Reading Dying Out? Time to Plant Some New Seeds

Eight Seeds to Grow Young Readers

I’ve always been enchanted by beautiful libraries portrayed in books as places where characters or real-life people can retreat to read in comfort and luxury.  I have also been impressed by prodigies who begin reading at age of three or four and complete works of classical literature before they reach their teens. My own reading … Continue reading Eight Seeds to Grow Young Readers

Summer Fun at the Library

Summer Reading Programs -- Still Going Strong! For many of my working years, summer was the busiest season, with preparations beginning months ahead.  As a librarian for the Pioneer Library System, I understood that the months when school wasn’t in session were a wonderful time to bring children into the library and nourish the “reading … Continue reading Summer Fun at the Library