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25 Reasons to Keep Reading and to Raise Your Children to Be Readers

February 19, 2009

Readers Are More Likely To...

  1. Do well in school
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Have confidence
  4. Be productive
  5. Concentrate well
  6. Solve problems
  7. Seek out and develop new ideas
  8. Be lifelong learners
  9. Utilize technology
  10. Get ahead in their careers
  11. Earn a higher salary
  12. Get a promotion or a raise
  13. Cope well with life's challenges
  14. Know how to relax and unwind
  15. Be creative
  16. Be well-rounded
  17. Attend cultural events
  18. Volunteer and do charity work
  19. Be better conversationalists
  20. Achieve rewarding relationships
  21. Find common humanity
  22. Be thoughtful, engaged citizens
  23. Vote
  24. Live longer, healthier lives
  25. Be happy

From the book: Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment by Emma Walton Hamilton, Beech Tree Books, 2009.

To find this book and more reading adventures, visit your local MCPL Library and/or search the library's catalog.

Happy reading.

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