How to Raise a Reader at Darien Library on Oct. 21

Pamela Paul, Editor of the New York Times Book Review and co-author of the new book, How To Raise A Reader, will visit Darien Library on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. She will provide insider know-how to parents searching for the tools to instill a lifelong love of reading in their children. There will be an author signing after the event, and refreshments will be served.

Study after study shows that babies and toddlers thrive intellectually and emotionally when they’re read to and that books help children of every age expand their language skills and comprehension of the world, boost their critical thinking and imagination, build empathy, and strengthen bonds with caregivers. At the same time, reading can be a source of stress for parents.

About the Author

Pamela Paul is the editor of the New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The New York Times, which she joined in 2011 as the children's books editor. She is also the host of the weekly Book Reviews podcast for the Times. She is the author and editor of five books, most recently, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues.

Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Education Life, the EconomistVoguePsychology Today, and other national publications.

The Darien Library is located at 1441 Post Rd. in Darien, Conn. For more information, phone (203) 655-1234, or visit


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