A study recently showed that adults don’t read nearly as many books as children do.
|Common Sense Media, 2014
It might be because we’re busier, or maybe it’s a lack of summer reading programs like we had as kids (although Enoch Pratt Free Library has a great adult summer reading program). Hopefully this summer you’ll find time at the beach, on your stoop, or enjoying your air conditioning with a great book. The Internet has many sources of inspiration:
- Buzzfeed’s “22 Books You Need to Read this Summer“
- Nancy Pearl, librarian, shared her summer read recommendations with NPR
- TED talks gives summer book recommendations from some of its well-known speakers
- Langsdale Library’s leisure reading collection has a mix of fiction and nonfiction
Many of our librarians are headed to Las Vegas for this year’s American Library Association Annual Conference to present on assessment research and AV preservation, and to learn about what other libraries and librarians are accomplishing across the country. It’s a five-hour flight, and here’s the reading they are bringing on the plane: