Most schools are back in session, but that doesn't mean children have quite shaken off the vacation sleepies.
Some tips from our fellow public library Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon to help get kids back into reading mode for school:
1. Use the closed captioning on your TV so your child can read along.
2. Take turns reading a book together. Let your child read to you, then you read to them.
3. Set up a special place - a chair, sofa or pillow - to use especially for reading.
4. Read a book and then watch the movie version.
5. Get a library card for you and every member of your family.
6. Have a book or magazine in your bag for "waiting times" - in line at the grocery store, at the doctor's office, etc.
7. Listen to an audio book in the car.
8. When a kid asks you a question, use a book to find the answer.
9. Talk about a book YOU are reading with your child.
10. Attend a free library program.