Observed each year on August 9 and dedicated to honor all the books lovers in your life! If you are the book lover, take some time to read the day away. If not, treat the book lover in your life to a new book, bookmark, or bookshelf.
Did you know…
…that besides being enjoyable, reading provides many health benefits such as reducing stress, better sleep, and keeping your brain sharp. According to scientists, people who like to read are much more likely to be empathetic and understanding of others.
…the pages of the very first books were made of parchment or vellum
…the covers of books were constructed of wood
…in the Middle Ages, the first public libraries arrived
…nowadays, books are no longer printed using ink but use toner instead and, also, electronic books are popular
Ways to Celebrate…
- Clean your bookshelves, rearrange your books – by category or by color?
- Throw a book-themed party. To set the mood, dress up like the characters in the book and serve food that appears in the book.
- Go to your local public library and take out a good book.
- Encourage other people in your life to read.
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Enjoy your adventure reading your book!