It is once again that time of year when people make resolutions, ranging from saving money to exercising more. How about this year you make a resolution to read more? Reading has many benefits, including but not limited to:
- improved focus and concentration,
- preserve brain health and lower the risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia,
- alleviating stress, anxiety and depression,
- boosting happiness and overall life satisfaction,
- vocabulary expansion.
Reading accomplishes all of this by activating your mind, providing an escape from day-to-day life and offering refreshed perspective for life's challenges.
By using your Chandler Public Library card, you can access many resources to help you find the right books. Check out some of these resources:
Bookmatch - A free service available to CPL cardholders. You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 5 days with a list of recommendations. Click here to get your own personalized reading list!
Novelist - A resource you can use to find book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy. Learn how to use it here. (Note: Once you find suggestions in Novelist, come back to our catalog to see if we have those titles/authors on our shelves.)
Books & Authors - Explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers. (Note: Once you find suggestions in B&A, come back to our catalog to see if we have those titles/authors on our shelves.)
Book Page - A monthly book review publication that serves as a recommendation guide to the best new books published every month. Read it online or pick up a copy at one of our four library locations.
CPL Reads - Our library's own Facebook group, where we discuss different topics, genres and book news.
Need more tips to get started? Check out this article from BookRiot about how to make your reading resolution more attainable, or this one from HuffPost about how your library can help with your resolution to read more - or just about anything else! If you need recommendations on finding exciting, interesting and fun reading material, please ask any of our staff for assistance. Happy New Year!