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Summer Reading Club Paper Chain
Each link of this paper chain was a report by a reader in the Summer Reading Club.

Summer Reading Club Statistics

Teen Summer Reading Statistics

Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading 2011 kicked off on Monday, June 6. This year's theme of travel and world culture will allow us to explore worlds of facts and fun -- through reading!  And whether you're one or 100 (or any age in between), our summer program had something for you. What will next year's theme be?

We offered READ-TO-ME Club for babies and toddlers, Summer Reading Club for elementary and middle school children, Teen Summer Reading for older students, and Adult Summer Reading for everyone else.

You can register for 2012 Summer Reading online or at the Library beginning next June! Many of the forms that you need will be available for download, as well as in the Library.

There will be activities planned for each reading club. Check the Children's and Teen pages for schedules of planned activities.

There will be prizes for completing the requirements for each Summer Reading Club.


2011 Summer Reading Club Ending Program
Summer Reading Club Statistics 2011 2010 2009
Number of Books Read 2,894
Number of Pages Read 262,625


2011 Top Readers

2011 Summer Reading Club Top Readers
Pictured from left: Dan P, Alan K, Jacob M, & Jacob D.

Name # of Books Read
Dan P. 345
Alan K. 158
Jacob M. 137
Jacob D. 101
Caroline A. 100

Paper Chain

Summer Reading Paper Chain
Click above image to start the Stretching of the Paper Chain Slide Show

Each link in the chain represents one book read by children who participated in the 2011 Summer Reading Club.

Last summer's Paper Chain was 1,921 links (451 feet).
How long will this summers Paper Chain be? This year's Paper Chain was 2,894 links (589 feet) long.

Last summer there were 174,263 pages read.
How many pages were read this summer? There were 262,625 pages read.

Last summer there were 1,921 books read.
How many books were read this summer? There were 2,894 books read.


Video of Paper Chain being stretched for measuring.




Teen Summer Reading (TSR) Ending Program

Teens celebrated the end of summer reading at our annual TSR Party. Party participants played a riddles icebreaker game, circle game, round of "Jeopardy", scavenger hunt, and wrapped up the party at our make-your-own ice cream sundae buffet line. Winners were then chosen for our Chinese auction; prizes included gift cards to local stores and a backpack worth of free books.

2011 TSR Statistics
Number of Books Read
Reviews Written
2011 TSR Top Readers
# Books Read
Anika R.
Maryem A.
Olivia R.
Rohan S. 71
Malay S. 65

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