Expand your mind and let your imagination go where it may. Now you can explore your favorite topic or make a new discovery right in your own community library. No need to go across town, or even across the street, your library is conveniently located on the first floor. You can snuggle up right there and start your new adventure or head back to your apartment for a longer read… and the best part is the library is yours and all the books are free!

I bet you didn’t know just how healthy reading a good book can be. Check out these fun facts:

  • Boost Your Brainpower

Reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a good workout.

  • Flipping Pages Improves Understanding

The feel of paper pages under your fingertips provides your brain with some context, which can lead to a deeper understanding.

  • Reading Can Help You Relax

There’s a reason snuggling up with a good book (and maybe a glass of wine) after a long day sounds so appealing. Researchers have shown that reading may reduce stress by as much as 68 percent.

  • Reading Can Help You Sleep

According to the Mayo Clinic, reading a an old fashion book before bed signals to your body that it’s time to wind down and go to sleep, unlike screens on e-readers and tablets that can actually keep you awake longer and even hurt your sleep. Research also suggests that reading on a screen can slow you down by as much as 20 to 30 percent.