The Hub @ NGC Weekly Newsletter

October 19, 2015

Startling Facts About Reading

We all know that our current students read much less than previous generations. In the past, there were fewer entertainment options. Reading and libraries were all the rage! Technology has not only changed how the brain works, but what students do with their time. This change in focus has led to some disturbing trends:

  • Older students read much less than younger students.
  • Teen reading scores have not seen the growth seen in younger ages.
  • Minority students score much lower on reading tests.
  • Girls read more and and score higher than their male peers.

So what can we do? Engage them with great reading options! Encourage them to read more! Be reading role models! Every little bit helps!

For more ideas, check the article below:

New Arrivals in The Hub @ NGC

App of the Week - Free Books

Looking for books to read and love the classics? Use the Free Books App on your iPad to read books that are in the public domain*. There are also some current authors, like Cory Doctorow, who have shared work via this app. Readers can browse by author, subject, or title.

* Public Domain - works published before 1978 come into the public domain after 95 years. Works published after 1978 come into the public domain 70 years after the author's death.

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