Spring is a time of year to declutter our homes and enjoy the upcoming longer days and warmer weather. We can venture outside again without our oversized winter coats, mittens, hats, and chunky boots making adventures near and around our home much more enjoyable. As you clean out your closet you may stumble upon books that are collecting dust, pass these neglected books on to a good friend or donate to a used bookstore. Help your child participate in a book exchange this spring with a friend. Give a book away and receive a new book. Share the joy of reading with your child. Make the moment memorable…by picking a special place in your home…reading in a fort made by you and your child….using a flashlight to see the pages. Take turns reading the pages. Ask your child to describe what the character would look like. Try to relate the book to an experience at home . If you want to continue your book adventure with your child, check out Open Books Ltd. 213 W Institute Pl Chicago, IL 60610.