Somos, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health,

education and welfare of the rural residents of Maryland's Eastern Shore.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

"Little Libraries" to come to Somerset County

Jobina Fortson, Reporter, jobina_fortson@wmdt.com
POSTED: 06:43 PM EST Feb 11, 2016 

In March, 2016, Somos, Inc distributed 8 "Take a Book - Return a Book" Little Free Libraries around Somerset County. 

Our goal is to promote literacy among our children and families. It's very important to read. Reading to your children at night is not only important to literacy, but for bonding and being there present with your children. We want the kids to understand the importance of getting lost in a book.”


Just a Few Benefits of Reading:

A study done by the NEA explains that people who read for pleasure are many times more likely than those who do not to visit museums and attend concerts, and almost three times as likely to perform volunteer and charity work. Readers are active participants in the world around them, and that engagement is critical to individual and social well-being.


It Improves Your Imagination
You are only limited by what you can imagine, and the worlds described in books, as well as other peoples views and opinions, will help you expand your understanding of what is possible. By reading a written description of an event or a place, your mind is responsible for creating that image in your head, instead of having the image placed in front of you when you watch television.


It Makes You Smarter
Books offer an outstanding wealth of learning and at a much cheaper price than taking a course. Reading gives you a chance to consume huge amount of research in a relatively short amount of time. Books at home have been strongly linked to academic achievement.