NEWS : reading

By Anna Baddeley   Sunday, January 4, 2015 A recent government report suggested ways in which libraries could adapt to the way we read now – but attitudes need to change first. “Libraries should be more like coffee shops.” The headlines following last month’s publication of the Independent Library Report for England by the Department for Culture, Media […]

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Published on Thursday, 17 November 2016 Back in the day, libraries used to be sanctuaries for piles of handwritten scrolls, manuscripts, and then it advanced into rooms filled with printed, bound paper books. But now the digital age has turned its back on libraries – with access to Internet at home, and mobile access rising steadily, […]

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Reading gives your brain a different kind of workout than watching TV or listening to the radio. Whether you’re absorbed in a page-turner or simply scanning an instruction manual for your coffee maker, “parts of the brain that have evolved for other functions—such as vision, language, and associative learning—connect in a specific neural circuit for […]

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