December 7, 2023

Grant County Herald

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Thorson Memorial Library invites adults to rediscover the joy of reading

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Jake Sias
Grant County Herald

The Thorson Memorial Library, in Elbow Lake is launching an Adult Book Group, aiming to bring together community members who share a love for literature. The first meeting is scheduled for Oct. 24, where the group will begin discussing Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman. Subsequent meetings will cover West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge on Nov. 28, and Christmas by the Book by Anne Ryan on Dec. 19. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays at either 2 p.m. or 6 p.m., offering flexibility for those with varying schedules.

To make sure those who would like to participate have access, the library offers both printed copies and audiobooks available for check out.

According to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center from January 25 to February 8, 2021, about 23% of American adults reported not having read a book in the past year. This statistic is alarming, especially considering the benefits that reading offers, such as improved cognitive function, stress reduction, and increased knowledge and vocabulary.

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