Have you been to your local library lately? Not only is it a great source of books, perfect for summer reading, but libraries also have so much more to offer these days.

It’s one of the best ways to ensure their minds stay active and that they retain much of what they’ve learned throughout the school year.

Almost all libraries host summer reading challenges for kids of all (reading) ages. Head on over to yours with the kids and get them signed up.

These challenges usually involve a reading log and the kids can win some sort of prizes. Many libraries will also host kick-off parties and various events.

Speak to your local librarian or check out the website to see what kinds of class, activities, and performances your local branch offers during the summer.

Getting in the habit of reading daily and being curious about books and the information and imagination shared in them is one of the best gifts you can give your little ones.

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