Join South Charleston Public Library, the West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC), the West Virginia Center for the Book, and other libraries across the state in West Virginia Reads 150, a fun reading challenge that celebrates West Virginia’s 150th birthday in 2013.
The year-long reading initiative encourages West Virginians to read 150 books in any format (printed book, e-book, downloadable text, etc.) from any source, during the course of 2013, West Virginia’s sesquicentennial year. Books can be on any topic, fiction or non-fiction; they must be read between January 1 and December 31, 2013.
People can read 150 books individually, or create teams to read 150 books collectively. Libraries across West Virginia are encouraged to form teams to compete. Teams, which can have up to 15 members, must choose a name and select a leader to keep track of the books read by team members. To register your name or your team information, click here, or pick up an application in the library. Reading logs also are available on the web (click here) or at the Circulation Desk.
All ages and groups can participate – friends, coworkers, book clubs, classmates, seniors, etc. If children are too young to read on their own, kids can have their parents read to them. Families can use their Summer Reading Program reading toward their West Virginia Reads 150 tally.
South Charleston Public Library will award prizes for individual readers and group readers in January 2014.
Check our newsletter each month, as well as our website, to find more ways to find a good book, and to share your ideas about the program, as well as the things you are reading.