Running around this weekend to special events with the kids? Taking off to the cottage or on a day trip to the zoo? grandma's? your backyard? Be sure to have plenty of books on hand to share with your kids. Add some books to the car/van, a backpack, a picnic basket, wrapped in a towel for the beach or swimming pool. Make books look like a natural accessory when you are out and about. Sometimes there are waiting times at the dentist/doctor's office, at a restaurant while waiting for your meal to be served, or just lazing on a hammock. Books can be the perfect "time-killer" and perfect friend if your child needs one. Promote books. Promote reading. Promote success by modelling great reading opportunities. Get out and read this weekend. Have a great one and read on.