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Safe and Social at Home–with Books

July 17, 2020

Smith, Scot (School Librarian)

Reading; Librarians; Books

As a librarian, I am always reading, usually two to three books per week. During this time of social distancing and online learning, I have more time for reading at home and am gravitating toward longer Young Adult novels and more non-fiction. Encountering characters from a story and reading about historical events are social activities for me. Whereas others might complain about being socially isolated, I find myself socially connected to the stories, historical figures and events, and concepts I am reading about in the pages of books.


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