Today is Read A Book Day!!

read a book daySeptember 6 we celebrate National Read A Book Day.   Today is about everyone, book lovers and non book lovers alike to find a book they would enjoy, either to read alone or share the love of that book with a friend old or new! Find a nice, quiet and relaxing spot to sit back and read for a while.

Turn off the television and other electronics and enjoy the peacefulness of reading a book.  Take a step back in time and imagine yourself in that era!  Read to your kids, encourage them to read to you, learning is fun and reading is a blast!  Let their imagination run wild with a tale or two!

Reading is very good for a person on many levels, it can help improve memory and concentration as well as reducing stress levels.

Reading books is shown to be among brain-stimulating activities shown to slow down cognitive decline in the elderly.  Reading has shown to help slow the decline in memory as well.

Reading is a good way to learn about other times, other places and many other things and is a way to stimulate imagination in young and old.  Reading is FUN…

Imagine some of the first books!

  • The very first books used parchment or vellum (calf skin) for the pages.
  • The book covers were made of wood and often covered with leather.
  • The books were fitted with clasps or straps.
  • Public libraries appeared in the Middle Ages.
  • Books in public libraries were often chained to a bookshelf or a desk to prevent theft.

Today:

Digital printing, using toner rather than inks!  E~books have become ever popular, allowing lending libraries, on demand and sharing of electronic books!

Reading can be educational, enjoyable and informative!

Sit back, relax and……….. R E A D – A – BOOK !!

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