Posts Tagged ‘reading’

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10 Books You Never Knew You Needed to Read before College

Ten brilliant books that are not only integral to a high school student’s literary repertoire but also, and perhaps more importantly, fun to read.

Source: 10 books you never knew you needed to read before college – OverDrive Blogs

Why I Read

National Library Symbol Why I Read by Adam Sockel, Marketing Specialist & co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast

I consider myself very lucky when it comes to my employment. I’ve always loved the concept of books. If you’ll excuse the pun, the fact that all you need to do to discover a new world is open a book remains such … Read more »

Source: Why I Read

Resolution for 2017


Well, this is one of those commercials …


*Note: This is a Canadian National Reading Campaign. We can learn a lot from our neighbors to the north. 

Happy Read Across America Day!

RAA Cat n Hat Logo_2010_mediumMarch 2nd is Read Across America Day, a celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Through this signature program, the NEA (National Education Association) “is building a nation of readers.” This year-round program is in its 18th year and focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

Mark Zuckerberg and the`Year of Books’ Challenge

Year of BooksOn his January 2nd Facebook posting, Mark Zuckerberg announced his personal challenge to read a book about new cultures, beliefs, and technologies every other week in 2015.

You are invited to join the challenge through the Facebook page, A Year of Books.

The first book selected was The End of Power: from Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be by Moises Naím (on order for BSC Library).

The second is The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker. (Available at the BSC Library – HM 1116 .P57 2011)

Are you up for the challenge?