Books are important

Here at the Corner Haus, reading is very important.  To that end, we have a lot of books.

Lots and lots of books.

Ane is on the verge of joining the “100 Club” at school – meaning that she has spent 100 days reading – or being read to – for 15 minutes a day.  She has been working hard on her own reading skills, so a lot of the entries on her chart are “first reader” stories.

Sometimes it helps to have an audience listen to a story that you’ve already read.  Even though the audience can’t understand you, he is quite attentive.

I have quite a few books from the library myself right now, plus I am keeping up with my reading for book club.  I try to read while nursing Rerun, but that doesn’t always work out so well at 3 am.  I mentioned this to my librarian friend C. on Saturday, when I took Ane and Rerun with me to run errands (the Webmaster and Tad went to Lowe’s for some quality time bonding over grass seed and power tools).  We stopped off at the library to pick up several books I had on hold (some of which you will end up seeing on my “currently reading” list on the sidebar), and I bemoaned to C. that I must be crazy, because when am I actually going to find the time to read all of these books with a newborn in the house?

C. wisely pointed out that because I had borrowed them from the library, I could always borrow them again and never spend any money (except my tax dollars).  Good point.  Except that the library book sale is this Saturday, and I will probably take Ane and Rerun to that, as well.  You never know what you will find at the library book sale – and for only a few dollars!

In the meantime, I need to thank Juliet for finding this article a couple of weeks ago, because it completely justifies my need to shop for books.  It’s for the kids.  Really.  Even if they can’t read yet.  Because they will someday.

2 Responses to “Books are important”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    May 11th, 2010 11:35

    I like it that they talk about the environment of books. Kids need to see that dad and mom enjoy reading books and newspapers. They think it’s something they should enjoy doing. Voila!

  2. Aunt Mary
    May 16th, 2010 16:04

    A teacher in the making…….