May 16,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Public Library Great news for Kindle users: OVERDRIVE IS BACK! Download Overdrive or Libby–the new Overdrive powered app created specifically for public libraries–to access downloadable eBooks and audiobooks on supported tablets, smartphones, and ereaders. Overdrive supports all Kindle devices.(Note: cloudLibrary content is no longer available.) https://www.ridgewoodlibrary.org/ebooks–eaudiobooks 

According to Annie Holmquist of  Intellectual Takeout , “It’s a commonly accepted fact that reading offers far more cognitive benefits than watching television. This is largely because television is a more “passive” activity, while reading goes deeper, encouraging greater thought and fostering verbal communication.”

Holmguist points out a 2017 study out of Kensington University in London that suggests that the advantage of choosing reading over television can have more than cognitive benefits; it can have behavioral benefits as well. According to the Daily Mail, researchers studied the interpersonal relations of those who chose reading over television viewing and discovered the following results:

“Readers were more likely to act in a socially acceptable manner while those who preferred watching television came across as less friendly and less understanding of others’ views, researchers said.”