Encourage young bookworms to share their love of books. After reading an especially enjoyable library book, they can write a note of enthusiasm (or just a cheery message) and slip it into the book before returning it. You can write your notes on Post-its or on cut-out paper hearts. Check out other fun ways book lovers can share kindness

Talk to your child: 

  • How do you think the person who finds our note will feel when they see it?

  • Do you think the person who receives it will write notes to include in their library books?

  • Talk about whether your random act will start a “chain of kindness.”

Book to share: Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair by Patricia Palocco. Ages 6 and up. Master storyteller Palocco introduces us to Aunt Chip and her quest to unplug a generation of tech-crazy kids. This tale will stick with readers long after the last page.