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When you tire of shooting doomsday preppers in Far Cry 5, instead of reselling the game for a mere fraction of what you paid or letting it collect dust in your garage for the next 26 years, why not make a bored kid’s day by donating it to your local library?

In Reddit’s Gaming community, digital_russ shared how he did just that after being “sick of GameStop’s ridiculous trade-in offers”.

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A third of today's teenagers don't read books for pleasure, reports a survey from the American Psychological Association. That's nearly triple the number reported in the 1970s. And yet teens are reading — perhaps more than ever before. Glued to screens, they're voraciously consuming words in the form of texts, photo captions, hashtags, notifications and news snippets splashed on social media.

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The University of Florida Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature has a digital archive of 6000 children's books from the 19th and early 20th century, all free to read online. A redditor discovered the treasure and shared it it Reddit's Books community. Fans of history and children's literature will be delighted to click through the pages of titles such as Aesop's Fables, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe and Grimm's Fairy Tales - and share them with their kids.

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Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading -- the days are longer and many of us are on breaks. Whether your personal reading goal is to stimulate your mind and learn something new or get lost in an adventure or romance, here are a few helpful tips for curating your perfect reading list this summer.

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We've already mentioned the excellent ElectionLeaflets.org.au as a resource to share election 2010 pamphlets and other marketing materials, but the National Library of Australia is collecting the actual physical documents as part of its role in documenting Australian history. Hit the link for details of how you can help out by mailing election ephemera to the library.

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It's disappointing to haul a book home from the library or shell out hard-earned cash at the bookstore only to settle in at home and find you don't enjoy it one bit. Stock your reading list with these five great recommendation services.

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When you bop between your work and home computers all the time, it's tough keeping your favourite music at your fingertips ("Which computer has my Once More, With Feeling soundtrack on it?") AudioBox lets you listen to your music from anywhere.