Fall Focus @ the Library: Online Voter Information; Take Time to Read!

Election Questions? KCLS infoVote is now online

Oct 21, 2010, 17:28 ET from King County Library System

ISSAQUAH, Wash., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just in time for the November 2 General Election, the updated KCLS infoVote guide is available online through the King County Library System at kcls.org/infoVote.  In partnership with King County Elections, the League of Women Voters, and the Municipal League, KCLS infoVote 2010 provides comprehensive, nonpartisan information and links to County and State voter information, including candidates and measures on the ballot, accessible voting sites, news and fact-checking resources, and Bar Association evaluations of judicial candidates. KCLS infoVote 2010 is a one-stop source for the information you need to be an informed voter. Try it: kcls.org/infoVote.

Take Time to Read on Take Back Your Time Day, October 24

If you're like most of us, you have a hard time completing everything on your To Do List. Having the time to read an entire novel, a travel adventure, or even a good mystery is an unthinkable luxury with today's hectic schedules. Americans tend to work more hours than residents in other developed nations, and the stress is taking its toll, as anyone stuck in a traffic jam can attest.

In fact, "spare time" is quickly becoming a quaint concept from bygone days. In addition to losing our reading time, we're also losing our reading abilities. Like all skills, reading improves with practice. The less we read, the worse we get at it. Nationwide, our vocabularies are dropping, along with reading comprehension, critical thinking and analytical skills.

The lack of spare time and the need to read brought together the King County Library System and Take Back Your Time in a new partnership to promote the value of reading, and taking enough time to do it. That's why the King County Library System is launching their Take Time to Read promotion on Take Back Your Time Day, October 24.

Look for ideas and tips for making reading an enjoyable priority for the whole family. Learn more about Take Time to Read at www.kcls.org/taketimetoread and Take Back Your Time Day www.timeday.org.

SOURCE King County Library System