Five Minute Librarian is an eBook guide created by Rachael Ray. It was published on January 10, 2021 and sold more than one million copies within its first week of release. Rachael Ray is well known as an author, speaker and actress. Rachael has a passion for reading and wants to share her love of books with others.
Rachael Ray has done a phenomenal job of setting out the various facets of this unique system. The main five minutes comprise each day of a book report. Each book report starts off with an introduction introducing quote, followed by the author’s bio and the plot of the book, followed by a five minute summary of the book, its main points and what this book can teach. Each of these five minutes ends with a five-minute question and answer section that help the reader get a better understanding of the subject.
The book report begins with a simple review of the book followed by a quote and a plug for the author. Five minutes are allotted for each book review. After the intro, there are ten pages containing information on the author, the book itself, five pages of the book report and finally a final page that tie the book report and the book itself together. This provides a great deal of information for the reader to absorb and make sense of.
As part of the five minutes of reading, Rachael Ray offers interesting advice on what she believes will help you become a good reader. She encourages the reader to ask questions when they are reading a book and to be a good listener. She shares that reading is similar to riding a bike. You have to get the parts right and balance the effort out so that you can enjoy the ride.
The book report follows the same theme and provides five pages describing the book. When you finish reading the book, the report provides five minutes of your time for a quick overview. The reader can then go online or print the book report if they want a hard copy. The report can serve as a reference or a jumping off point for further study.
Reading the book report highlights the strengths of the book and what the reader will learn from it. It can even encourage the reader to pick up a second or third book on the subject. The author should be thanked at the end of the book report. A good report will also include recommended reading and other resources related to the book. These are all free and easy to locate on the Internet.
The goal is for the reader to get the maximum amount of information out of the book. The minute reading period is designed to foster retention and reading fluency. The book report gives the reader facts related to the book and the author’s professional experience. It may be five minutes or a half hour, but the goal is to provide enough material for the target reading period.
The library does not have to be like a classroom or lecture theatre. You can create your own five-minute library and bring it to your home. With the convenience of the Internet and books that are available in digital format, a library doesn’t need to be a basement floor or a shelf. You can create an informal learning environment by having a book club or a reading group.
Having more public access to books means more people are reading. More people are able to take advantage of the library system and borrow what they need. It used to be that the only option was to subscribe to a library. Now people can borrow any title they want from the comfort of their own home. That means more people are enjoying their libraries.
Libraries also support local businesses. When people see the value of a library and what they have to offer, they are more likely to visit the facility. That makes the library more inviting to visitors. People spend money at the library to gain access to knowledge and to develop skills and culture.
So, if you’re interested in making a difference, why not become a librarian? You can work as an individual or you can join a team of other librarians. Your commitment to public service will show the reader your appreciation of the importance of books.