Sunday, February 7, 2010

Marshfield News Herald Editorial Board Gives a Shout-Out to Library's Adult Winter Reading Program

Link to February 6 Marshfield News Herald "Our View" editorial.

Excerpt: Cheers to the Marshfield Public Library Adult Winter Reading Program. In its third year, the program is designed to encourage adult reading and offer something fun to do when winter can be cold and gloomy.

Adults can read or listen to audio books and enter a drawing for prizes from local business owners. The library also features weekly events, such as a digital photography class and craft day.

"Nationwide, there are concerns about adult literacy and reading," said Barb Cobientz, reference specialist at the library. "People just don't read as much as they used to."

The Adult Winter Reading Program hopes to get more people in the habit of cracking open a book. While the summer program attracts youths, this is a nice way to give adults a chance to be more involved in their library. It's a way to encourage people to read something they might not otherwise choose.

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