You know that feeling when you’re near the end of a great book and you can’t wait to finish, even if it means staying up all night?
That’s how we feel about Summer Reading this year.
With over a month to go, we’ve signed up 29,200 participants for our Reading is So Delicious
Summer Reading Program—out of a goal of 30,000.
We also just passed 75,000 books read, out of a total goal of 100,000. We’ve also had more than 7,800 people reach their five-book goal for the summer. In both categories, we’re on pace to break our all-time records within the next few days.
All of our libraries are turning in great performances this summer, but there are three in particular we’d like to recognize:
The Rancho Cordova Library is our overall leader. Through July 20, they had signed up 2,840 readers, and logged 9,800 books read.
The Del Paso Heights Library is a smaller branch serving an economically challenged area. But they current rank 11th in total registrations and seventh in total books read! This is thanks largely to outreach by branch supervisor (and excellent Storytime reader) Tim Tomasik, who has been visiting Head Start programs and other children’s groups all summer. Del Paso will hold their Summer Reading Wrap-up on August 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The North Natomas Library and their Friends of the Library chapter signed up more than 1,000 people by visiting school open houses and other events, and by working with LifeSteps, a charitable organization that provides social services to people in low-income housing. North Natomas ranks third in registrations and fifth in books read.