14 Jul, 2024

Building a Reading Habit #8: Track Your Reading

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit8Audiogram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Another simple tip: Track Your Reading Tracking your reading can help keep you focused and give you a sense of accomplishment. Noting the number of pages you have read every day can feel really good, and watching the list of “books read” grow feels great! There are […]

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Building a Reading Habit #7: Be Kind To Yourself

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit7Audiogram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is a simple tip. Your reading habit is for you to enjoy. It is not intended to be yet another stress-inducing element in your life. However, there will likely be days when even the smallest commitment of time or energy for reading is not possible. In […]

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Building a Reading Habit #5: Format

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit5Audiogram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download These days we have choices regarding the format of books we want to read. Besides a typical printed book (you know, the paper kind?), we have eBook and audiobooks. Each has its own advantages. Print The classic print format book has the obvious advantage of not needing […]

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Building a Reading Habit #4: Finding the Time

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit4AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In building a reading habit, finding the time is critical. One of the most common reasons people don’t read is “I don’t have the time.” As mentioned in Building a Reading Habit #2, starting with a small time allocation is probably critical when going from “not being […]

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Building a Reading Habit #3: Environment

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit3AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download A lot of advice regarding reading suggests that you create a perfect little reading oasis, where you have peace and tranquility, no interruptions and no distractions. Does that sound like a possibility in your life? If so, then go for it; but, for the rest of us […]

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Building a Reading Habit #2: How Much To Read? Start Small!

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit2AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download One of the biggest challenges in developing a reading habit is deciding how much you can read every day. It’s important that you have a realistic goal. If you currently don’t spend any time at all reading on a daily basis then starting small is probably wise. […]

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Building a Reading Habit #1: Read What You Like!

https://www.planolibrarylearns.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Habit1AudioGram_mixdown.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Do you wish you read more? Reading takes time, which is a scarce commodity for most adults, but there are strategies and practices you can adopt to create a reading habit! In this series of posts we’ll explore ways the average adult can read more by creating […]

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Plano Library Speaks: Summer Reading 2024 with Maggie Fox

https://traffic.libsyn.com/planolibrary/SummerReading2024.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode we talk with library Programming Manager Maggie Fox about the 2024 Summer Reading program for children and adults, running the months of June and July. We explore the value of summer reading, methods to achieve your summer reading goals, and how to participate! We […]

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