Today a reader tomorrow a leader -Fuller
So true, the reader is the one who knows various facts, various lives and learn every time. Books give us insights, what to think, how to think, a good book is the one which opens up the minds. After analyzing all the successful people in the world, one habit is common, that is reading. The successful people learn from various books and open up their minds as well. It is a training of mind to be in present moment and then live a calm life. It is believed that once we control our mind we can control our life. This controlling of mind and its thoughts can be achieved with reading quality books. We all know the importance of reading, but it is very important to develop such habit, when it comes to developing habit, it has to be practiced at the younger age. School teenage is the right time to start developing quality habits. But the difficult task is how to make kids realize the importance of quality habits. Various international schools are trying variety of ways to develop reading habit among students right from lower grades. In this light, an innovative effort is been introduced by an International School in Germany.
They introduced “Book Café” concept in their school library.
Here are some of the facts about it:
- Interesting environment:
The stereotypical way of library which initially feels to be something serious zone is now transformed into a happening place. With such an interesting environment, students feel to visit it more frequently. This interest is the first step towards creating reading habit.
- Various topic books on different tables:
Each table in the café covers books from various domains. On one table the students can get sorted domain wise collection. Once seated they can read the books in domain wise series.
- Take away messages:
After reading the books of one table they can switch to other domain books. Provided they have the take away messages in their minds which they share among themselves on the particular table. This arouses group discussion as likeminded people seat over same table.
- Enjoy and learn:
The environment, company and quality books, these combination is in itself enjoyment. Such an enjoyment leads to learning with reading. Well, that’s the sole purpose of reading.