Friday, September 6, 2013

"Dig Into Reading" Is A Smash at Alexander County Library and Bethlehem Branch

Hi All!

Sorry to have been so rotten with my blogging lately!  Summer reading takes all my energy - lots going on - but it has finally calmed down.  At least until the regular school year programming gets back in gear.

Alexander County’s libraries were hopping this summer with “Dig Into Reading,” the summer reading program which ran from June 16 – August 3, 2013.  820 Alexander County youth signed up for the program and approximately 1400 people attended program events.  Nearly 12,000 hours of reading time were reported by the students - a new record.

The adult program – “Groundbreaking Reads” – had 35 participants to sign up at the main library.  They read 82,325 pages.  Bethlehem branch also had 21 adults to sign up with a total of 65,345 pages read.  Isn't that awesome?

The “Dig Into Reading” theme was through the Collaborative Summer Library Program.  The collaborative assists public libraries to encourage summer reading for students. CSLP provides themed material and art work at a low cost.  48 states and municipalities in the U.S. participate in the collaborative.

Next year’s theme will be “Fizz, Boom, Read!” and will be science based.  A Walk In The Woods is already booked for the program kickoff with live animals from the jungle!  So put it on the calendar – June 15 through August 2, 2014.

For a look at photos in a video format of the summer's events, check out our summer reading wrap up video below. Simply click on the link.

Have a great day!


"Dig Into Reading" Wrap Up Video!

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