I read, every day. I read a lot. I read blogs, newspapers, books, magazines, pamphlets, brochures, textbooks, newsletters. I don’t go cover-to-cover on many things, but like most of you probably, I look at that things I am most interested in, and spend my time there.
I read, every day. I read a lot. I read blogs, newspapers, books, magazines, pamphlets, brochures, textbooks, newsletters. I don’t go cover-to-cover on many things, but like most of you probably, I look at that things I am most interested in, and spend my time there. Because of my job, and because of my location in the library, I hear many, many people sharing what they have read. Often times they are happy and want to share because it was so good, but sometimes they are sharing something they really didn’t like, or a story that was puzzling to them. If it interests me, I tend to pick it up and figure it will go on my list to at least look through, if not read. I have, for at least 40-some years, been an avid reader and I have plans to be one for the rest of my life.
We want to encourage reading in this community. We feel it is an incredibly healthy way to spend time. For most of us the days and nights are busy, and things that we can do for pleasure and relaxation are pushed aside. During February we encourage you to bring it to the forefront and join our "Love Your Library" adult reading program. Because we want everyone to consider joining, we make it easy…few rules, lots of fun, and of course, a prize.
Basically, you commit to reading 2 hours a week. We leave it wide open as to what you read…our goal is to help you enjoy it and have "permission" to just do it for pleasure. We have reading cards printed and available on the circulation desk (there will also be one online at our website, www.eurekapl.org, and in the newsletter that comes out on February 1st). Grab one and get it stamped each week as you come and go during February. When you have completed your 4 weeks-8 hours- of reading drop it in the box. We’ll draw one card for the gift basket on March 5th. Next week, after our newsletter comes out I will publish a picture of the gift basket, just so you have that carrot to keep you moving towards the prize.
We hope you’ll read with us during February and of course, we hope those 28 days help set a pattern for you, and you begin to find time to read each day.