It's the first day of June and there's a good chance your kids are out of school for the summer. If you haven't already, I encourage you to check out your local public library for summer reading programs. There's an excellent chance your library offers something to encourage kids to read over the summer. Our local library's summer reading program started last week. Kids are encouraged to track their reading over the summer and for every few hours they read, they get to pick out a prize donated by area businesses. In addition, each week there is a free program held at a local park, sponsored by the library. We've been doing this for the last several years and both kids still love it. Reading is awesome. Libraries are awesome! Every time I walk into a library I'm excited and overwhelmed. So many awesome books I want to read and a limited lifetime in which to read them. :-) Share the love of reading and libraries with your kids. If you do, they'll love reading too!