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My Brain on Books by Sharren Reil

Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 02:57 PM

I have always preferred a good book over a movie or T.V. show and now neuroscientists are telling me that this benefits my brain!  Recent studies into how the brain works are revealing that reading, and also listening to stories, has positive effects on brain development.  Listening to stories, like our available eBooks, makes your brain work.  Different areas of my brain light up depending on the topic discussed.

When we read or listen to words our brains makes pictures, or photos...

What's Your Reading Routine? by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 03:03 PM

 

We’ve been busy at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library with Summer Reading Contests for both adults and children who read in English and Défi de lecture for adults and children who read in French.

I’m sad to say that I think I’m only on my second book of the summer!  I read for pleasure every day but I’m not going through my book choices very quickly at all!  I think the reason is that I’m too tired and I usually do most of my reading when I go to bed at night.

What is your reading...

Experience a Different Culture Through Fantasy by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 02:48 PM

Fantasy books are a wonderful escape to worlds full of potential and adventure. Typically thought of as a male savior with a sword or magic who sets off on a quest to defeat evil looking to conquer a world based on Western culture (Game of Thrones is a good example), the genre is much more than that.

What’s great about many fantasy books being released lately is that they are being set in non-Western cultures. These books give us a look inside a different way of life while still providing a great...

Here's to a Beloved Classic by Carmen Peddie

Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 03:33 PM

 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

If you have never read “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great story! It contains just about every emotion you can think of: anger, sadness, humor, compassion, righteous indignation, jealousy, racism, envy, and more…and, it makes you think!

To Kill a Mockingbird is about conscience and how it is instilled in two children. It is about a courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch “appointed to defend...

Storytime at the Library by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2018 12:35 PM

I believe that story time is the most important of all the programs that we offer at the library.  This program brings parents, caregivers, and children together, but it also shines a light on the public library’s commitment to early literacy and child development for our community.

Recent studies have shown that reading books aloud to children helps develop their reading skills long before they are able to read.

How is library story time different from reading to your children at home?

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