Friday, June 9, 2017

Reading is Healthy

Read – 1. To receive or take in the sense of (letters, symbols, etc.) especially by sight or touch.
                2. To utter aloud the printed or written words of.

     These are only two of the definitions for “read” that you will find in the Meriam-Webster dictionary. Most likely they are the two that immediately come to mind when you hear the word “read” spoken. But have you thought about what reading can do for you? Per the Health Fitness Revolution there are ten benefits you can receive by picking up a book and reading.
  • Stimulates the mind.
  • Acquire knowledge.
  • Expands your vocabulary.
  • Sharpens writing skills.
  • Hones critical and analytical skills.
  • Improves memory.
  • Boosts concentration.
  • A fun source of entertainment.
  • Feeds your imagination.
  • Relieves stress.
Yes, a library is more than just a place for supplying books for someone to read; but this summer we want to promote reading to supplement your summer activities. Summertime is a great time to get outside and get our bodies in physical shape. This library has a great reading program this summer for children and adults to encourage and motivate you to excursive your mind.

Sources used:
Health Fitness Revolution. May 15, 2015. Web. Retrieved on, June 9, 2017.
Meriam-Webster Dictionary. Web. Retrieved on, June 9, 2017.