In my last blog post, I talked about how encouraging kids and teens to read during the summer was a way to prevent the “summer slide” and prepare for school success by concentrating on reading whatever you want. But Brampton Library also has an Adult Summer Reading Club. What’s that all about?
For many of us, busy with work and family, reading for the fun of it can seem like something we have no time for. Although it’s true that during the pandemic some people have had more time than ever to pursue their interests, for most of us, we are more busy, stressed, and exhausted than ever.
But reading for pleasure is an immensely rewarding and relaxing experience. Studies even show that people who read are more empathetic to other people! So if you can find the time, perhaps on a long-awaited “staycation” if travelling is still difficult, I encourage you to read to enjoy a good story, to indulge your interests, to exercise your mind, to practice a second or third language, or just to spend a relaxing time.
This summer, join the virtual Adult Summer Reading Club, log your books, write reviews, participate in the Bingo challenge, and earn prizes! While our branches are not yet fully open, we remain ready to help you choose and order books by phone, email, chat, or online self-service. There’s even special programs such as our Learn to Camp Series, biweekly At Home Summer Trivia, Newcomer Self-Guided Tour, and the Then & Now Photo Challenge, where we send out a picture each week and ask that you take an updated photo of the corresponding historical location. Just register for the Adult Summer Reading Club to receive an email with contest instructions.