• This page is dedicated to supporting parents in getting your young adults to read for enjoyment.  The library staff is available to offer support through our resources, websites, and conferences. Please contact us for help and support with creating excitement about reading for your child.
    Brochures used with permission of the author, Jim Trelease
      1. READING is the most important subject in school.
      2. ACROSS
        the world, children who read the most, read the best.
      3. WE
        humans are pleasure-seekers, doing things over and over if we like it.
      4. READ
        aloud to them, even as infants.
      5. LISTENING
        comprehension comes before reading comprehension.
      6. CHILDREN
        usually read on one level and listen on a higher level.
      7. THE
        top winter Olympians come from states where they have the most ice and snow.
      8. THERE
        is a strong connection between over-viewing of TV by children and underachieving in school.
      9. THE
        most economical device to teach reading is already in your home (closed-captioning TV).
      10. WHILE
        a recorded voice is not as good as a live adult who can stop and explain something in the story, it’s better than nothing.


      • Rewards
        • Pleasure
        • Escape
        • Information
        • Prestige
        • Grades or Salary
      • Difficulties
        • Distractions
        • Lack of Print
        • Lack of Time
        • Disabilities
        • Negative Peers
        • Noise Level



        Raising Bookworms Parent/Teacher Reading List

        Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment

        by Emma Walton Hamilton


        This book offers creative strategies, tips, and activities to help young people discover - or rediscover - the joy and empowerment of reading.


        Readers’ Advisory for Children and ‘Tweens

        by Penny Peck


        Written by a youth services librarian this book explains a multitude of terms associated with books and reading. The clear cut, easy to understand style of the book will help parents to learn the difference between an emergent reader and a transitional reader. The author provides plenty of book lists to help parents select books with their kids.


        Read-Aloud Handbook

        by Jim Trelease


        An essential element in reading aloud is what you choose to read.  This book offers suggested book titles and brief reviews to aid your read-aloud choices.  The list of books in this guide should not be considered exclusive.


        Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

        by Mem Fox


        Inspiring words from literacy expert and bestselling author offers easy to understand, simple to follow plans for engaging your child in reading.  Fox offers multiple examples of true read aloud success stories.


        Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

        by Diane W. Frankenstein


        The beginning of the book offers wonderful tips for encouraging your child to read and how to create a warm and inviting reading environment in your home. The bulk of the book offers a wide range of books to suggest to children. Each book title is accompanied with e two page spread offers a synopsis of the book, questions to ask of the reader and lists of additional complimentary books that the child may enjoy reading.


        Involving Parents in Their Children’s Reading Development

        by Bruce Johnson


        This book is an excellent resource for teachers and librarians interested in introducing parents to strategies to help their children learn to read and love to read. There are plenty of handouts and a CD packed with printable resource materials.


        A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide To Children’s and Young Adult Literature

        by Roger Sutton


        A collection of interviews and essays written to help parents foster a love of reading their children. Includes tips and advice for parents on literature for children and young adults.

        PowerPoint Presentation
        May 18, 2011
        (Please click here to view)