Monday, July 10, 2017

Redlands Library :: Find Out How to Choose the Right Book at A.K. Smiley Public Library Presentation

Find out how to choose the right book during at [sic] A.K. Smiley Public Library presentation
Redlands Daily Facts: 7.08.2017 by Diane Shimota, Adult Literacy Coordinator-A.K. Smiley Library

What are your some of your favorite things to do in Redlands during the warm summers? Do you enjoy reading a book or discovering a new favorite author?

How do you choose a book to read? Selecting just the right book can be a challenge for any reader.

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program serves as a gateway for adults who want to improve their reading and writing skills so they can select and read books they will enjoy.

Recently, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program welcomed guest speaker Carrie Scott of the Carlsbad Literacy Center to its second annual tutor/learner roundtable meeting. Scott has been involved with literacy programs for 29 years and she is co-chairman of the annual adult literacy Writer-to-Writer Challenge in which a learner reads a book and writes a letter to its author.

At the roundtable meeting, more than 50 tutors and learners were eager to learn from Scott how to choose books they will enjoy.

Scott stressed the importance of picking books that are of high interest to the reader. She suggested that readers adopt the following strategies in selecting books.

Start by finding several appealing books in an interesting subject area. Hold the books and compare them side by side. Look at the cover images, and read the back cover and inside flap to get an idea of what the book is about.  READ MORE @

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