A book, too, can be a star...a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. 

Madeleine L'Engle, author

You can encourage readers by being one yourself. Once your child or student becomes a reader, you'll want to encourage them to keep reading. By encouraging your child to read, they will become a lifelong reader.

One way to do this is by having a home library. This can be as simple as some plastic crates stacked on one another in the child's bedroom OR as complex as a wall of books in the den or family room.

There are several ways you can gather books for your library:

  • Ask friends for books they no longer want

  • Visit garage sales

  • A used book store that takes books on trade

  • Look for books on sale at discount box stores

  • Library's used book sale or boutique

  • The Bookstores on this website

Whatever you do, is better than nothing. I have many books that are used. They have writing in the front of them, but since I bought them at a ridiculous price of 5 or 10 cents, I'm okay with them.

Just make sure your library contains books in the genre (type of book, ie fiction, biography) that your child likes to read. Even a few comic books or graphic novels are acceptable IF that is what excites your child and helps them become addicted to reading.

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