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World Book Day - literacy for all

From the U.N:  Books: A Window into the World During COVID-19

Now more than ever, at a time when globally most schools are closed and people are having to limit time spent out of their homes, the power of books can be leveraged to combat isolation, to reinforce ties between people, and to expand our horizons, while stimulating our minds and creativity.  

During the month of April and all year round, it is critical to take the time to read on your own or with your children. It is a time to celebrate the importance of reading, foster children's growth as readers, and promote a lifelong love of literature and integration into the world of work. 

I know, I know you do not read, you probably haven't read a book since you left school. I do not understand that my whole world has been books since I discovered what they are but to each their own. However, being stuck indoors can be pretty boring and that is where we are right now, rediscovering reading is so simple and easy and helpful to fill the time. In fact if you have a library card or a Kindle account at Amazon you are already 3/4 of the way to rediscovering reading.

If you have a library in your town chances are it is connected to the reading cloud or other e-book providers. To access them go to the library site and search around until you find the e-book service(s) they use and connect to them. All that is required is your library card number and password to access thousands of books. If you don't want to spend time searching check out the links in the table below. When you get there search for your library name, if it's there sign in and enjoy. If it isn't there go to the next one and try again. Some of the sites do not require a library connection but you will need to sign-up, others only work on Android or IOS.

 R B Digital Cloud Library Free Book Spot Google Play Store- Books

Or you can go to Kindle Unlimited and sign up for an account, it's only $9.99 a month and gives you access to thousands of e-books that are on Amazon Kindle for free, oh and you don't need an actual kindle, you can read them on your monitor, or phone or tablet by downloading their free app


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