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Organize A Personal or Home Library


Family Adventure

 

For this Adventure you will build your very own home library for your special books.

 

Creating a place for your library: 

  • Set aside a shelf or two already in your room for your special books.
  • A cardboard box or small wooden packing crate that you decorate can make the perfect bookcase for your very own library.
  • Pick a special place for your books so that you know where to look for them—in a cozy corner of your bedroom or close to where the rest of the family gathers and reads if you prefer to be near your family when you read.
  • Make some bookplates for your books.  Something as simple as “This book belongs to…” Bookplates will give you a sense of ownership and can make a used book feel new.
  • Remember that your personal library can hold more than books. Audio books are great for when you are working or running. Magazines are good to have for quick reads, and catalogs can be an inspiration for you to create your own stories.

 

Ways to add to your home library

  • Set an intention to have a personal library and an expectation that you will receive many books at no or low cost. You will be amazed at how much this simple expectation will do to help you build your library. You will be more aware of books, and you will find many opportunities
  • Browse bookstore sales, garage sales, flea markets, used book stores and sales at your local library.
  • Organize a children’s book swap with friends, community groups or your school.
  • Encourage family and friends to give books as gifts for birthdays, holidays and other celebrations.
  • Remember to include some children’s magazines in your library.

Pre-K Adventure

The research is clear that just having books in your home has a substantial benefit for kids~

 

After examining statistics from 27 countries, researchers found the presence of book-lined shelves in the home — and the intellectual environment those volumes reflect — gives children an enormous advantage in school.

 

“Home library size has a very substantial effect on educational attainment, even adjusting for parents’ education, father’s occupational status and other family background characteristics,” reports the study. “Growing up in a home with 500 books would propel a child 3.2 years further in education, on average, than would growing up in a similar home with few or no books.  This is a large effect, both absolutely and in comparison with other influences on education . . . A child from a family rich in books is 19 percentage points more likely to complete university than a comparable child growing up without a home library.”

 

So~ mom and dad don’t have to be scholars themselves; they just have to read and respect books, and pass that love of reading down to their children. (https://psmag.com/education/home-libraries-provide-huge-educational-advantage-14212)

 

For this Adventure you will be helping your child to create his/her own personal library for their special books. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Make it a weekly family activity to visit the public library. Be open minded about what your kids choose. It is okay if they want to check out all of Captain Underpants books, nothing but the Magic Tree House series or only sports stories.

 

  • Let your kids follow their passions and select book formats that are the most engaging for them. Most kids (boys and girls) are drawn to the dynamic images and page-turning excitement of graphic novels. Kids can now explore classic literature, history, biography and science through this format.

If you are trying to encourage exploration of a new genre or subject, try bringing home selected books and placing them in unexpected places, just waiting to be discovered by a curious kid. Check out some tips and ideas on how to build your home library today.




 

My Discovery Destination! Adventures

Sponsored by My Discovery Destination! and  local businesses and organizations in your community

for the purpose of

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES and BUILDING CHARACTER.

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