As of July 7th, we are halfway through Summer Reading, and the numbers are looking great! In just 3-1/2 weeks, 112 adults have registered 233 items; 318 teens have logged 5,169; and a whopping 1074 school-aged children have completed 14,117 books and audiobooks. This is well on a pace to be our busiest summer of reading ever.
In addition to the sheer enjoyment of reading, participants are urged on to new heights by the fabulous rewards they can earn. Adults have been thrilled by the gorgeous gift baskets created by the Friends of the Library and raffled off each week. Teens are competing enthusiastically for prizes from The Cake Box, Deborah’s Sweet Shoppe and Books on the Common. The Toy Chest and Deborah Ann’s have contributed coupons for all children reading a certain number of books, and the Friends of the Library have generously supplied additional prizes.
While the official end of the Summer Reading Program is July 31st, the online reading log system will remain up and running, and young readers can continue to log their books and earn rewards until the day before school starts. It’s not too late to get in the game - start your Summer Reading log today at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.