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Reading Corner Basics

Learn some of our favorite tips for creating a timeless classroom reading corner. Simple furnishings, cozy seats and a well merchandised book collection will draw children in and make book selection for independent reading an exciting experience for any child.

What Libraries Can Learn From Retail Stores

Bookstores are different from libraries and libraries should not feel the need to compete – or be judged - in comparison. Libraries have their own special strengths – the breadth of their collections, the variety of titles, the free access to information and leisure reading material.

Getting Boys to Read

Boys reading research shows that boys are less likely to enjoy reading than girls. More boys than girls struggle with reading and writing at school and boys are more likely to say they don’t spend any time reading outside the classroom.

5 Top Tips to Get Children to Read for Enjoyment

At Opening the Book we know that it is a challenge to encourage children to read for enjoyment. There is so much to fit into the school day and there are so many competing demands on children’s leisure time that it begs the question; how do you get a child to make space for reading?

How to Boost your Circulation Stats

The role of libraries has moved from passive provision of books on shelves to active engagement with readers through conversations, projects and displays.

Finding a Good Read

Amazon’s customer reviews and suggestions are widely used and can be quite helpful if taken in balance. However, because of the way people often make book purchases, the adjacencies (people who bought this also bought….) don’t always reflect personal reading tastes.

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