May 2, 2011
Happy Children's Book Week!
Children's Books Change Lives. This initial idea began the countrywide celebration of Children's Book Week beginning in 1919.
Literacy and reading are essential for all children from birth onward, not only for their own pleasure and enrichment, but for their future success.
The library has a wide, wonderful collection of quality children's books for you to share with your child, or have your child check out and read to you. As well as building literacy, reading together helps bring your family closer together.
In honor of Children's Book Week all MCPL locations are giving out the bookmark by Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid . Pick one up today, or download and print yours here.
Enjoy sharing children's literature together! It's one of the best things that you can do for your child.
image credit: Provided by CBW for library use.