Reading – weightlifting for your brain

May 17, 2019

The more you read the more you know.  The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice, when speaking your mind or making your choice. National Library week

A banner with this saying hangs in the hallway outside the high school library. It inspired welcoming remarks for our 8thgrade students as they toured the LHS and the library early in May.   

Students were reminded about the importance and joy of reading . . . find your passion and read about it . . . at least 20 minutes a day . . . a great story, the newspaper, issues concerning current events, Sports Illustrated or other magazines of interest, fashion, cars, animals, etc. This summer get a library card from the public library, use your Overdrive account from school, and check the LHS OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) (visit to see what books await you, along with the suggested book resource lists. Be prepared to make suggestions for books that you would like to be considered for additions to your high school collection!!

Keep reading . . . 

Per the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) --- teens (and kids of all ages), screen time should not replace time needed for sleeping, eating, being active, studying, and interacting with family and friends.

Students were challenged to log daily screen time   - phone, computer, tablet, etc. – Look at your data . . . I am pretty certain each of you has at least 20 minutes a day to read!!!  It is weight lifting for your brain.  Read, read, read. . . it makes you smarter.                         


Mrs. Bergstrom