This week is Family Reading Week in West Virginia and local libraries are encouraging parents to read aloud to their children.
Studies show that children who are read to at a young age perform better in school, and this week is designed to get families in to libraries to check out new books.
Christy Carver of the Greenbrier County Public Library says, “it’s like a commercial for books, you show the children that books and reading are exciting. Coming to the library, getting a library card, introducing them to new books every week. It gives them a chance to become excited and see that you’re excited.”
On Thursday of this week, many libraries in the area will host a “read aloud” event
that parents and children are invited to attend.