Here's a link with some information at Read Aloud 15 MINUTES for parents to see why reading aloud from birth is so important.
I have three children and some of my favorite memories are the times we read together. They loved reading anytime of the day. We had a lot of books within reach and read many of them over and over. They had many of them memorized. We purchased most of our books used. We also checked out a lot at the library. We loved checking out stacks of books by the same author.