Spread the Joy of Reading

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A few days ago, I wrote about the revival in fiction reading. Those of us who read a lot, have a responsibility to spread the joy!

Read in public... ...read when you are alone in a coffee shop, read on the bus, read in the waiting room. If it is a book you own, loan or give it to someone else; give a book as a giftRead with your communityRead to your kids.

Recommend books you like to others. To those who read a lot, it is easy to forget that folks who don’t read as much don’t know what to choose. Tell others what you are reading and what you have particularly enjoyed. Join a discussion. Make booklists; real readers share their passion with others.

Come visit soon….we have lots of good books and while you are at the central library, visit the Friends of the Library used bookstore on the lower level.


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Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 01/29/2009 08:39:14 AM | 

http://www.bookcrossing.com/ is a website that talks about a fun way to spread the joy of reading. It's all about "releasing books into the wild." You register a book on the site that you've read and are ready to relinquish. Then leave it on a park bench, a bus, anywhere you think someone might pick it up and join in on the fun.
Posted by: Cathy ( Email ) at 1/29/2009 12:00 PM

This is a very clever blog, I never really thought about leaving a book on a park bench or anything like that. I kinda covet the books I read as they bring back memories when I pull them from the shelf, however, you are right... Many of those books can create some great memories for others so I'm going to participate and spread the joy of reading... Thanks for the inspiration.
Posted by: Michael ( Email ) at 4/12/2010 7:47 PM

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