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Reading Lessons

A few days ago, I received a lovely gift when my friend Lisa passed on to me an adorable postcard. It’s an old photo of six little girls sitting in a row on the steps of an old house, each with an open book in her lap. 404 more words

Books are bad for you!

The primary criticism we hear about technological entertainment is that it is ‘anti-social’. I’ve also heard people insist that it makes people ‘less creative’.

When it comes to parenting advice it’s hard to ignore the growing idea that ‘Technology is BAD!’. 878 more words

Reading And Literacy

Your fears and mine

You wake to see the shadow in the doorway. Unmoving, its silhouette breaks the illusion of safety. Your home no longer belongs to you.

You shift position and realise the thing at the door was simply a trick of the light. 316 more words

Writing

The One Day One Book Challenge

Do you always wish you had more time to read? Do you wish your kids would find reading more enjoyable? Either way you may benefit from a one day one book challenge. 661 more words

Reading And Literacy

Week Six: Service Review Reader's Advisory Services

Service Review

Critical Review: City of Charles Sturt Reader’s Advisory

Woodville Library

For this week’s blog I would like to focus on a service review of the Reader’s Advisory services available at the Woodville public library, which is part of the network of City of Charles Sturt libraries. 494 more words

The Terror of Letting Someone Else Choose For Me

Of course, that’s a mildly dramatic statement: nobody technically chose anything for me, but instead offered suggestions of books and authors to read, with reasons to follow said suggestions. 518 more words

University

What about Adult Literacy?

This week’s class focused on readers’ advisory services and literacy. In the library context, when we talk about promoting literacy we usually mean children’s literacy or encouraging adults to read more, but we don’t always pay the same attention to an important third aspect: services for adults with limited literacy. 379 more words