Reading aloud to children is one of the best ways to help them discover the joy of reading.
It's never too-early-or too late-to start. All children, even infants, can benefit from listening to you read aloud.
Reading aloud can be done anywhere, anytime, with almost any book.
A few quick tips!
*Take books everywhere (the car, bus, doctor office and vacation.)
*Read everyday items, food labels, maps, menus, cereal boxes, road signs, catalogs and newpapers.
*Come to the Des Plaines Public Library. We will help you find books that meet your child's interest and needs.
*Set up a home library area. A few books on a special shelf is a great start. Find books at our Friends Book Sales, garage sales, bookstore sales, and flea markets that children will treasure for years.