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15 Jun 11 How to Promote A Library?

These days, people are not so inclined towards the habit of visiting a library, flipping through books, sit and read for hours. With growing habit of e-book reading, downloading books from internet and growing lack of interest in reading; people are being less frequent to book libraries. How to spread reading habit and draw more readers to the library? Here are some tips.

Promote reading as fun

As youngsters these days look down upon reading habit and consider reading as a habit of old people, number of youngsters in library is diminishing day by day. So to bring more readers to your library you need to attract the youngsters, draw their attention, and seduce them with fun factor. It’s important to convey that reading is fun and fruitful, a sword with double edge. In all your communication, promote reading as sheer fun. It keeps one engaged, entertained, motivated, enlightened, and enriched. Make sure your communication conveys that reading has no other substitute. To make reading factor fun in the library you may also have to make few changes and make it more interactive. You may make books browsing more modern and interactive by introducing digital touch screen method. You may offer juice centre, coffee shop within the library premises for refreshment purpose. You may also provide attractive book markers, cozy reading corners, audio books for further enjoyment.

Make it a part of holiday activities

Often kids in their summer vacation plan to go for summer camps, sports, hobby clubs etc; but hardly consider reading book as a holiday activity. You may advertise special summer collection of books, special summer reading packages and fun activities like visit of renowned writers to the library, open discussion with writers and many more activities within the library. With such activities, you can draw lot of kids to your library in summers.

Attract old people

Most of us neglect old retired people and do not consider them as important target market; whereas they are potentially big group of target audience, who can prove to be quite loyal and dedicated group of customers. Since old people have lot of time in their hand and look out for leisure reading, they can be a potent group of customers.

Giveaway awards

You may count highest number of book borrowers and readers (hours spent in library) each month and announce their names as ‘star readers’; by offering free books or free stationeries. Display their names everywhere. This way, people will remain motivate to read more and more.

Now help your library to grow. Implement these tips.

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27 Dec 10 More reasons for Why Should you Read Books

In continuation to the past topic of importance of reading books, here are some more reasons regarding why you should read books more often.

Best infotainment

Book reading unlike other modes of entertainment isn’t a dumb medium of entertainment, it’s extremely enriching as you constantly learn and grow while reading a book. It’s more of a infotainment medium.

De-stress yourself

Reading is a great medium of relaxing and reducing stress. After a hectic day at work and personal problems a good book definitely helps to unwind, relax and de-stress. Lie in the hammock under tree or on the armchair under sun and read. You will find yourself in a great relaxed mood.


Through reading you can self-discipline yourself and cultivate a good habit. Make reading your daily habit. Invest at least half an hour in reading, it will tame your aggressive mood and discipline you. You will soon give up many unwanted addictions like watching too much of television, browsing Internet and wasting money in shopping.

Source of new ideas

Book reading may help you to come up with new ideas. Reading definitely gives vent to imagination power, helping an individual to think freely and come across absolutely fresh unconventional ideas. It will help you in your profession field to implement new ideas. While reading many new ideas may crop up in your mind. It will also help you to nurture fresh ideas while delivering a speech or sharing thoughts with friends and family.

Save money for learning new things

Generally learning new skills and techniques like Chinese cooking, party make up, sweater weaving and many other jobs require spending lot of money and time in training. But reading such tips and methods is not only money and time saving, but also stays with you forever for future reference. You need not hire any professional to learn. Read and learn when you want to.

Future reference and pass along value

There are many sources of learning like television, audio, Internet, seminars and speeches – but most of them are only one time watch or listening medium, devoid of long life.  But reading a book is the only habit, which has future reference value. You can read it again and again in future whenever needed or pass along to your friends and family. Thus reading offers long term benefit.

Now what are you waiting for? Start reading, today.

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16 Dec 10 How to Avoid Excessive Television Addiction?

Television is definitely a good medium of infotainment, but when it’s watched more than normal limit it often becomes an addiction. Television addiction is extremely harmful. Apparently it may seem to be harmless and entertaining, but it’s like a slow poison which is unconsciously bringing much loss to you. Its addiction may make you lazy, inactive; cause muscle sprain, headache, back ache, eyesight damage, mental depression, unwillingness to mix up with people and many other illness. Television is a good medium as long as you watch it for some time and don’t make it an addiction.

Here are some tips about minimizing television watching and not making it an addiction.

Calculate how many hours you can invest in it

Don’t watch television unconsciously, without worrying about time invested in it. If you don’t have any specific serious purpose like educational purpose or research intention for watching television, calculate how much time you can devote in a day for television watching. Remember, the time gone in television watching casually won’t come back to you and you could do much useful work in that time. Knowing what you wish to watch, fix the hours you can invest in this medium watching. Make sure you adhere to it and don’t extend it by anyhow.

Shortlist programs of your wish list

Don’t watch television casually, unconsciously watching whatever is displayed on screen. Such practice leads to addiction to the medium, if not specific programs. Rather shortlist few good television shows of your choice and watch them only. Know their time of telecast. Such program will make you start television only at the time of the show and close it immediately after it’s over.

Skip it at times

To genuinely overcome your television addiction, skip your favorite television show at times. Replace television watching habit with something else like – book reading, going for a walk, playing sports, gardening, playing with pets, cooking etc. This is a practice to ensure that television watching is something you like to do but not become obsessed with. It will slowly make you feel comfortable even when you miss your favorite programs. Soon you will find television watching doesn’t matter much to you.

Don’t fantasize about your favorite show

Often young viewers start fantasizing about their favorite television show, its characters and think about them all day along, even after the show is over. They talk about the same with friends, read about them on Internet and even watch video. Such practice is none other than addiction. Make sure you don’t dream about your favorite show. Treat it as a television show only.

Try these tips today.

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