“Build a Better World” is the summer reading theme for public libraries this summer. What will you do to make our world better? My suggestion is to READ, no matter your age. Become more aware, become more literate, become well read.
Reading gives you all the tools to build better futures, relationships, senses of humor, dreams, imaginations, life, lunches, skills, world peace, and on and on.
If you don’t know how to do something from fixing cars to fixing supper – read “how to” books. Want to know how the rich and famous live?….read a bibliography. Want to have some insight into the future?…sci-fi books may help. Star Trek, Lost in Space, and the Jetsons weren’t too far off. Want a little love in your life?…..read a romance novel. Don’t want to make the same mistakes?….read some history.
Build a well read young child…picture books.
Build a better tween…..junior fiction.
Build a better teen…..young adult selections.
Build a better student for next fall……READ!
A little girl came into the library wanting to know what she would “get” if she read books this summer. I didn’t have the time or energy to explain to her what I wrote above. It was a gold star in my day and I was thrilled seeing them on my reading log.
There will be small prizes given to coincide with our world theme, but don’t expect huge incentives to get you to read, that needs to come from within.
My challenge to you this summer is to think how your book connects to world events, world news, world happenings.
TOGETHER, Waterville, we’ll build a better world over the summer. You’ll see!
Happy Summer Reading!