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We love to read!

In the first 6 weeks of school, Taylor students checked out 5,745 books! During this same time, Taylor staff checked out 625 books! It is evident by these numbers that reading is highly valued at our campus.

A snapshot of some of our library learning

Book Fair is coming!

Our fall monster-themed Book Fair will be October 26-30 in the library. Information about teacher preview will be forthcoming.
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10 Benefits of Reading

  1. Mental Stimulation - Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of dementia and Alzheimer's since keeping your brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power.
  2. Stress Reduction - A well-written novel can transport you to other realms, while an engaging article will distract you and keep you in the present moment, letting tensions drain away and allowing you to relax.
  3. Knowledge - Everything you read fills your head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy.
  4. Vocabulary Expansion - The more you read, the more words you gain exposure to, and they'll inevitably make their way into your everyday vocabulary.
  5. Memory Improvement - When you read a book, you have to remember an assortment of characters, their backgrounds, ambitions, history, and nuances, as well as the various arcs and sub-plots that weave their way through every story.
  6. Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills - Reading requires analyzing details, making predictions, and critiquing the plot.
  7. Improved Focus and Concentration - When you read a book, all of your attention is focused on the story--the rest of the world just falls away, and you can immerse yourself in every fine detail you're absorbing.
  8. Better Writing Skills - Exposure to published, well-written work has a noted effect on one's own writing, as observing the cadence, fluidity, and writing styles of other authors will invariably influence your own work.
  9. Tranquility - Reading spiritual texts can lower blood pressure and bring about an immense sense of calm, while reading self-help books has been shown to help people suffering from certain mood disorders and mild mental illnesses.
  10. Free Entertainment - For low-budget entertainment, you can visit your local library and bask in the glory of the countless tomes available there for free. Libraries have books on every subject imaginable, and since they rotate their stock and constantly get new books, you'll never run out of reading materials.

Winter-Hebert, Lana. "10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Everyday." Lifehack. Web. 8 October 2015.

What will your verse be?

Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite all-time movies because Dr. Keating inspires his students to find their love of learning. I hope this clip from the movie inspires you today too!
What will your verse be?