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2013 Summer Reading Club Grand Prize Winners

All good things must come to an end, and yesterday was the last day of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library 2013 Summer Reading Club.

The good news is: today we drew the grand prize winners!

The bad news is: I can’t keep this adorable Finn & Jake set on my desk anymore, I have to give it away to a winner!

Adventure Time prize

All told, we had 463 teens registered, who read a total of 5552 books and 130496 minutes. (And yet we only have 3 copies of Divergent!) Pretty impressive, everyone!

Without further ado, here’s our list of winners. Congratulations to them, and thanks to everyone who participated! (And remember, kids: the true prize is all the free books you can get from the library every day! Though a Kindle Fire is admittedly pretty nice too.)

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48-Hour Book Challenge!

Guess what your super cool librarians are doing this weekend? Participating in the 48-Hour Book Challenge! Hooray! That is where you try to read as many books as possible over a 48-hour period. Some of you might think that is what librarians do every weekend. And maybe it is, but this time, there are prizes and validation from your peers!

One of our children’s librarians, Abby, has done this in years past and posted some tips for this challenge on her blog.

For myself, I’m not sure how much I’ll get done, since I have to go to a wedding on Saturday, right in the middle of the challenge. Still, I’m prepared to try my best!

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah DessenThe challenge allows for one audiobook, so I got Sarah Dessen’s What Happened to Goodbye on CD and plan to listen to it on my way to and from the wedding (and I guess any other time I spend in my car that weekend)!

I’m also excited about an upcoming backpacking trip, so I’ve checked out some books about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. (Yes, I’ve already read [and loved] Wild.)

And we recently got some new teen ebooks for our library’s lending collection, so I chose a few of those for my Kindle:

Oh, and I also recently stumbled across a book in the stacks that I heard about when it came out and have been meaning to read… a story that will no doubt treat themes of love and loss on an epic scale:

Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal


Can’t wait to see what those twins have been up to!

This should be enough to keep me busy for 48 hours! Check back on the blog this weekend to see how I do, and maybe to read some fun, semi-delirious book reviews!

And library teens, remember–if you’re signed up for Summer Reading Club, you get a prize ticket for every 5 books or 10 hours you spend reading! (And if you’re not signed up for Summer Reading Club… you should sign up for Summer Reading Club.) How many tickets could you earn if you do your own personal 48-Hour Book Challenge? Hmm… only one way to find out!


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Summer Reading Club Prize Winners!

Congrats to all our winners! Thanks to everyone who came out for our End of Summer party! But if you missed it, here’s a list of winners. If you won, come on down to the library to claim your prize!


And even if you didn’t win won of these prizes… we think all of our summer reading club members are winners 🙂

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