I tried to instill my love of reading in my children from an early age, with varying degrees of success. I think some kids are born readers, and some are not. We did regularly participate in the library's summer reading program, and made weekly trips to the library as we completed reading goals. I had a library bag, and we checked out the same number of books each week. That made it easier to make sure we had all the books in the bag when it was time to return them.
In this photo, David and Andrew are doing a little reading in the hammock in my parents' front yard. They've kicked off their shoes and found a perfect spot to enjoy a good book. Jennifer must have been nearby, since I can see her sandals in the grass under the hammock.
One of their favorites was The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. There are three books in the series, and we enjoyed reading all three.