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