Favorite Quotes on Books and Reading

"A book is a gift you can open again and again." Garrison Keillor

Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.” Jane Yolen

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." Oscar Wilde

"Books have furnished, burnished, and enabled my life." Julia Keller

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

It's never too early to instill a love of reading and books in a child's life. Saturday, December 3rd is the national "Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day."  If you don't have a child or children, like me, then take a niece, nephew, cousin, grandchild, friend, or neighbor to a bookstore. My older niece and nephew will be out-of-town attending a high school championship football game, so I'm planning to take my twin four-year-old nieces to a bookstore. Should be an interesting outing because one loves anything dealing with animals and dinosaurs, and the other is a little diva (yeah she takes after her auntie - she actually has quite the collection of purses, jewelry and we won't even discuss her hair accessories) and loves all things glamorous, as well as fairies and princesses. 

Want more information on this day and/or a list of participating bookstores? Please visit www.TakeYourChildToABookstore.org to learn more. Happy reading.

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