Friday, December 15, 2006

Read a good encyclopedia lately?

YES! You too can read encyclopedias for fun!

That might not sound like something you would normally rush home --or to the library --to do. But pulling out a volume of the brightly colored World Book Encyclopedia and opening it at random will bring you straight to all kinds of information that might be useful for a school project, or lead you to think about a future career, or just be fun to know. Sound waves, South Africa, spiders (cool pictures!), Stonehenge, the Stanley Cup, submarines, and the sun are a handful of subjects in one volume (18) of one set (the 2006 edition) that you can find in the youth services department's reference section. And, unlike a lot of really serious encyclopedias in many libraries, the World Books from 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 can be checked out and taken home.

Curl up with a good...encyclopedia? Well, maybe you won't bring one to your next party. But check one out, read something, and you could be the life of the next party!

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