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In the middle of the summer, where would you most likely find your kids? Playing video games? Hanging out by the pool? Or maybe cooling off in the library?
Libraries are touting their interactive story times, and creative fun to help get kids excited about reading from a young age.
Willie brings his three sons to the library at least once a week. He says he used to read to his sons but now they enjoy reading on their own.
"If they start reading when they're young they grow up with a habit of reading, which will be very good for them when they grow up."
Gabriel Ransenberg plans themed activities to get kids through the doors, and in front of books they may have never known they were interested in.
"A big part of getting books in the hands of kids is getting them into the library," Ransenberg said.
Ransenberg says when you make reading a chore it can become something they don't want to do.
Many local libraries and book stores organize summer reading programs with incentives for meeting your goal.