Saturday, June 17, 2006

Summer Reading of to a ROARING start!

Last sunday was the Summer Reading Extravaganza. It was a fabulous party, and early estimates say that over 5000 people attended! I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty impressive. We registered over 130 teens for Teen Summer Reading at the Extravaganza. Another 150 or so have registered in the last week, bringing to total number of Teen Summer Reading participants to 335. So far, teens participating at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations have read 408 books. That's a lot of books!

The numbers of participants at Main are MUCH higher than they were this time last year. 77 teens registered with Main as their primary library, and so far those 77 have read 168 books. I'm very impressed. We're hoping to get at least 150 participants at Main this summer, so if you haven't registered yet, DO IT! You can register here.

Don't forget that every week you put at least one book into your book log, you'll have the chance to win a gift certificate to either Barnes and Noble or Target. And if you're at Main, be sure to fill out one of our "What Are You Reading"/Raffle forms for the chance to win an iPod Shuffle!

Hope to see you soon,

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