Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009 Adult Reading Program (Competition)

Tomorrow marks the big day. The big day for what you ask?  The beginning of the annual adult reading program of course.  Eight books in eight weeks and prizes along the way.  I think the reason I love this so much is because it brings back memories of the summer reading program I used to do as a kid, or the Newberry reading competition (it probably wasn't a competition I just thought it was) I remember from elementary school, whoever read the most books got the most prizes, or the best prizes. A program like this for an over competitive child is only asking for problems.  I used to neglect all my homework and just read from the time I got home from school until the time I had to go to bed, and then begin the next day by going into the library to check out my new book.

I was sharing reading program stories with my sister Natalee and she told me about how one summer she got in trouble from the local library because she would check out books and go out to the front lawn and read them all and than go back in and turn them all in and check out a whole new load of books.   She was little so she was only reading beginner reader books not chapter books.   After about her fourth trip into the library in the same day she was told that she could only check out a certain amount of books in a day.  It all ended ok because she still ended up winning the grand prize of an alarm clock radio.   I had to laugh because I know I would have done the exact same thing.

I have to put in a little plug in for the Pikes Peak Library District.  I love their faciclities, and their online library is so easy to use.   I know that this may not seem like a big deal, but if you have ever lived in a small town with very limited facilities and slim to no book selection it gives you a whole new apprecation for having so much at your finger tips.   Not to mention all the reading programs and story times they offer for the girls.

So if your a Colorado Springs resident don't pass up the adult reading program, you get amazing prizes like a hot chocolate mug and Panera Bread gift card, yum!!! ok so the prizes aren't so exciting but its all about the sense of accomplishment anyway right?


Checking out books so easy my two year old has it mastered

P.S. Foote asked and it is alright to count audiobooks you listen to on the iPod.

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