Western MA Library Issues Town a 100,000-Page Challenge!
Hatfield Public Library Host Town-Wide Reading Challenge
Cheri Hardy, Children’s Librarian at the Hatfield Public Library writes:
Starting January 3rd, 2012, the town of Hatfield is being issued a challenge by the Hatfield Public Library: 100,000 pages to be read in 5 months. Citizens of the town, as well as school-choice families, start reading January 3rd and finish May 31st. Participants read as much or as little as they are able, logging the page counts as they go on a custom bookmark. Those “reading” by audio book are given minute-to-page conversions on their bookmark logs.
Every time a participant enters the library, he or she may approach a staff member with bookmark in hand. He or she receives one dot sticker per 100 pages read to add to the page-gauge. If the page-gauge is filled on or before May 31st, the Omulu Guanabara Capoeira group of Northampton has pledged a subsidized performance at the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party on June 30.
Children who read over 1000 pages and adults who read over 5000 pages will also have their picture taken and displayed in the library and on the library website (no child’s photograph may be used without parent permission).
Some library events throughout the Winter and Spring of 2012 will provide opportunities to earn extra pages, such as the Thursday Preschool Story Time and the Story Maze in April. For more details about the 100,000-Page Challenge or other programs at the Hatfield Public Library, visit the library website: hatfieldpubliclibrary.org or the children’s website: hatfieldkids.wordpress.com.
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