Library offering a reading program for seniors |


MIFFLINBURG – Retirees are invited to participate in the 1,000 Books Post-Retirement Challenge hosted by the Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Mifflinburg. The program encourages seniors to read regularly to promote mental health.

We always hear people say that when they retire they will read more,” said library manager Corrie Post. “Now we challenge people to do just that. To read and keep their minds active and engaged through this relaxing new stage of life.

The library will support participants throughout the challenge. The first step is to register at the Herr Memorial Library and receive a book of readers. At each milestone reached, 250 books read, 500 books read, 750 books read, 1,000 books read, participants can come and celebrate at the library and claim a prize. Prizes include gift certificates for local businesses such as Shade Mountain Winery, 45W and Union Cellars.

Research shows that reading helps improve abilities such as memory, cognition, and attention span. By enhancing memory retention, reading may actually slow the degenerative process of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by keeping the mind flexible.

For more information, visit the library or call the library at 570-966-0831.



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