The numbers from our record-breaking summer reading program are in! An astounding 5,305 youth participated in Get Caught Reading 2010, including:
3, 518 elementary-aged kids
852 middle and high school students
The number of books these kids read? At least 24,782! In fact, they probably read even more, since many exceeded their reading goals. That’s amazing – a big tip of the hat to Arlington’s young readers!
And a huge thank you to the Friends of the Arlington Library. They provide 100% of the program and prize support for summer reading. We literally couldn’t do it without them.
Relive all the fun with this video recap…..
Nick Giacobbe says
In addition to the County-sponsored summer reading program, the neighbors at the Aurora Hills branch library organized a weekly Passport to Summer program. The program highlighted reading as an activity, encouraged children to get library cards and each week featured the reading of a different book. There were nearly 900 participants over the 11 Wednesday evenings that made up the program. Thanks to the Aurora Hills library staff for their outstanding support and the many volunteers who made it possible. See attached newsletter for a recap.