Stress less – read more!


We all know that reading is an important skill for academic success, but did you know how many other benefits are related to reading?

This infographic was developed from stats compiled by the National Reading Campaign (see it full-sized here).  Do you see what we see? Reading:

  • Reduces stress 600% more than a video game
  • Improves empathy
  • Benefits physical and mental health

Here’s another great reason to read: your Okanagan College Libraries have more than academic books related to research and courses. Our shelves are packed with award-winning fiction and non-fiction books, including the winners of Governor General Awards, the Pulitzer Prizes, BC Book Prizes, and Man Booker Award. You’ll also find new fiction by top authors (you know, the books with loooonnng hold waits at the public library!), graphic novels, poetry, and biographies.

Check out the PS shelves for general fiction, see displays for new books, and look for the leisure reading spinners in Kelowna, Vernon & Salmon Arm  for portable reading on-the-go.

How about a magazine? Did you know you can borrow back issues of Rolling Stone, Maclean’s, Time, Today’s Parent and over 100 more?

Carve out a few minutes from the academic grind to read something just for fun – you and your brain will benefit!

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