A largely underappreciated resource in times of need is books.

Fiction, mystery, cooking, lifestyle, even colouring books serve as lasting entertainment. Our recommendation is to pull out that book that you’ve been meaning to read and finish it! If it’s appropriate, read it with your kids or your parents or your partner. Take turns reading it out loud, assign voices to different characters, get creative! If you’re looking for something new to read, reach out to the Brock Township Public Library and ask how they can help! You can also order some new or used books online if you are able.

Here are some tips to make the most of your book reading time:

  • Assign different voices to the characters
  • Draw what your favourite character looks like
    Example:
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling describes Hermione Granger with “lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth” here are some artistic renditions of the iconic character:

A drawing of Hermione Granger as imagined by Sophia Canning An illustration of Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, and Ron Weasley An illustration of Hermione Grager as imagined by reddit user

  • Take notes in your book! Use sticky notes to mark words that speak to you, or passages you’d like to remember.
  • Discuss your book with someone! Call or email somebody to discuss things that you liked about the book, things you didn’t like about the book, and if you would read another by the same author. You could even create or join a book club!
  • Don’t like a part of your story? Change it! See if you can come up with alternative endings for chapters or the whole book. Share your adaptation with someone else and see if they like that ending better!
  • See if you can adapt the book into a different format! Turn a novel into a screenplay, make a poem into a novel, turn horror into a comedy, the possibilities are endless!
  • Make your own bookmarks out of things around the house or spend the day getting creative with them!
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