Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Reading or TV?

Most readers would guess that using a public library increases the amount of time one spends reading AND that it may well reduce the amount of time spent watching TV.

recent study on reading, television and academic outcomes confirmed that guess. Researchers found that library use increases the amount of time one reads by an average of 26 minutes per day and that TV watching decreases about 58 minutes per day, with no significant change in other activities.

Even more significant was the finding that parents who use a library spend an additional 12 minutes per day on average reading with their young children.

Reading or watching TV... reading is the better choice!  Read yourself and read with all the children in your life.

Come visit soon.

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Books and Reading
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AnnR

Comments

Very well said! It's quite alarming knowing that almost majority of little ones are now into using computers and watching TV and not reading books for learning. In my own opinion still reading would be very much effective but watching TV could also give learnings to kids in a way.

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