We may all still read books to our children, but among adults reading is declining in the U.S., and it has been doing so for years. Even the advent of ebooks, which initially showed growth, is slowing down, and hasn’t been enough to staunch the overall decline. That said, there’s one group that still loves to read — the elderly. Which is exactly why your should buy your grandparents a book.
Coming up this weekend, you have a great opportunity to do so, as the Dayton Metro Library is having their semi-annual book sale. The sale takes place at Hara’s East Hall on Friday, April 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Even if your elderly relatives aren’t still excited about reading, you may find something there, as they’ll have cassettes, CDs, and videos from the library as well.
Of course, this goes both ways. Not only might it be a great place to pick up a gift for your elderly relatives, it can be an inexpensive way for the elderly to pick up books for their grandkids.
So, head out this weekend, support your local library, and buy your grandparents a book.