Lincoln City Libraries motivates kids to pick up a book during National Reading Month

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – March is recognized as National Reading Month, and Lincoln City Libraries is encouraging young readers to begin their journey.

Lincoln’s libraries aim to support children of all ages year-round, not just during this month of recognition.

Youth Service Coordinator Vicki Wood says they don’t always do special events but they’re working hard to keep families involved.

“For instance, last week we had Maises’s character costume, and she visited each of our libraries and brought a lot of kids in to do crafts and to get books,” she said. “And this is one of the ways that we bring children in during the month.”

Wood says branches across the city host over 30 storytime sessions a week.

“No matter what your work schedule is, no matter what your kids’ schedule is, we have a story time where they can attend an on the support literacy and reading and help kids develop a love of books,” she said.

Wood says the love for books can transcend library visits and prepare them for school, along with developing impactful reading skills.

“I think the message has gotten out to parents that reading is one of the most impactful things they can do with their young kids to get them prepared for kindergarten and school.”

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