Librarian Kimberly Mathewson wanted an ambitious goal for last year’s summer reading. She dug deep and came up with a number– 800. That’s the population of the town– and all summer long, she encouraged her readers to sign on.
Here’s the original post on the Middletown Springs Public Library website:
This is the goal. Can library patrons in this town read 800 books this summer? I think so.
As you read, keep track of the number of books you finish. Stop in the library periodically to add your number to our chart.
Are you reading to a child this summer? Those books count. Both you and the child can sign up. The books count once towards our total.
At the end of the summer, we will have a celebration of all the reading that was done in 1 Summer by 1 Town….
Happy ending: the town met the goal!