Reading Thoughts

Read Banned Books on YouTube

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In celebration of Banned Books Week next week, you have the opportunity to read your favorite banned books to everyone. There is a YouTube channel that authors and individuals can post videos of themselves reading banned or challenged books. The video reading cannot be more than two minutes. You can also create a video from first hand experience of books being challenged which cannot be more than three minutes. Additional information is found here: virtual read-out.

Books Take You Anywhere

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I saw this Family Circus comic strip and it made me smile. Along his reading journeys he meets The Cat in the Hat, Harry Potter, Huckleberry Finn, and a brave knight. The last comment he states:

Books let me go anywhere in the world to meet lots of people while I’m warm and cozy here in my own bed.

Reading books can take you anywhere your heart desires. Open the pages and you may follow Alice through the rabbit hole, play quidditch at Hogwarts, taste creations at a chocolate factory, unlock hidden secrets, challenge others to a duel, soar around the world, explore the sea, and travel to the past or future. So get comfy in your favorite reading spot and open the pages into a new world.

I already posted this video, but it fits that books can take you anywhere.

Baldo Comic: Meaning of library

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Well, if you’ve followed my blog posts you’ll notice similarities the past few days. I highlighted the library and the importance of getting a library card. I enjoy the comics with breakfast and often clip if they make me smile. I think this comic, Baldo, sums it up that the library is ‘the meaning of life’ and holds endless information.

If you can’t read the comic clearly it states: ‘There it is, Nora…The Meaning of Life!’.

The building states: El Centro Public Library.

Videos: Reading inspires children

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I found these videos on http://www.read.gov which is sponsored through the Library of Congress. These videos captured how reading inspires children and that it can take you anywhere from Hogwarts, Naria, Camelot, to Oz. Watch and share with others.