Just for the West Virginia Sesquicentennial, Kanawha County Public Library is making reading a team activity. But you won’t have to buy special equipment, pay league fees or even raise a sweat.
KCPL is joining the West Virginia Library Commission, West Virginia Center for the Book and other libraries and book stores across the state for the West Virginia Reads 150 reading challenge. This program encourages reading in the community while honoring the state’s 150th birthday.
Form your team of up to 15 members to read a total of 150 books throughout 2013. Choose a team name and select one team leader to keep track of books read by the team. Team members report each book read to the team leader.
All ages can participate – friends, co-workers, book clubs, classmates. Families can use this challenge to promote reading at home. If a team member is too young or unable to read, count the books you read to them toward the team goal. Books must be read between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013.
KCPL summer reading clubs will continue as usual, and you can count the books you read for both your summer reading club and the West Virginia Reads 150 challenge. We’ll provide reading suggestions and team updates in various ways throughout the year, including e-blasts to team leaders, newsletters, the KCPL website, Facebook, Twitter and in-library displays. Sign up for our e-newsletter here.
Register your team for the challenge by filling out a registration form, available at any KCPL location or from our website. That’s also where you’ll find program details, frequently asked questions and registration information.
If you live in another area of the state and want to participate, you’ll find more info on the West Virginia Library Commission website, the WV Reads 150 GoodReads page and the WV Reads 150 Facebook page.