Titusville Library branch manager on forming reading habit for success in life

Apr 2, 2024 | IR Books, News, Products | 0 comments

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month. It’s a time to get young ones excited about reading.

Titusville Library Branch Manager Reba Williams joined the CBS 42 Morning News live Saturday morning to share ideas for how to inspire kids to enjoy reading. Williams said research shows kids exposed to reading leads to overall success in the classroom.

“We create a fun environment, and we bring the children in because we know reading is very important,” Williams said. “What it does – it creates, and it develops language, cognitive development and overall success in the classroom.”

Williams said you can check out VOX books at the Titusville Branch. They are traditional print books with a box on the side that children can press a button and have the book read to them.

“For parents that work all the time, and they are just extremely fatigued when they get home, we have what is called VOX books, and it reads to the children,” Williams said. “If they don’t have the time just come to the library, check out a VOX book and this particular book will read to the children.”

Most importantly, Williams said find what interests children and allow them to have fun with it.

“Once you create the habit the rest will take care of itself,” Williams said.

Once a month, the Titusville Library has a children’s resource day where they give away free diapers but also get kids into the library to start forming these habits. She also said as part of the after-school program staff is always on hand to teach kids to read.

“We will take the time,” Williams said. “Come in, we’ll read to them, we’ll work with them – that’s very important and key to success for them in life.”

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