Monday, September 24, 2012

Summer Reading Was a Success

We started Summer Reading late and moved some activities offsite as we prepared for our re-location.  Still, Ridgefield young people didn’t miss the opportunity to “Dream Big!  Read.”

The number of readers going into K-grade 5 stayed about the same as last year at 1,150, as did the number of books they read (42,005), with the average number of books read by each child reaching an astonishing 36.53 books.  When was the last time YOU read that many books in just 6 weeks? Thanks to Deborah Anne’s, The Toy Chest and the Friends of the Library for supplying the 3,158 prizes at various reading levels earned by these eager readers.

Once again teen readers (going into grades 6-12) proved they really love our online reading log program.  Teen participation was up 25%, to 327 readers, and the number of books they read was up by nearly 50%, to 9,108.  That’s a lot of incentives claimed, courtesy of Piccolo Pizza, Deborah Anne’s and Books on the Common.

Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their major support of Summer Reading and to Ridgefield’s Parks and Recreation Center, which hosted and co-sponsored our special programs.

Summer is over, but keep dreaming and reading!

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