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message 1: by Martha (last edited Dec 22, 2017 06:22PM) (new)

Martha Avans (marthaavans) | 16 comments Calling all readers
Scottsboro Public Library to host year-long reading challenge

The Scottsboro Public Library is calling all avid readers to a special challenge for 2018.
Starting in January, the library will start the Scottsboro Library Readers Club Challenge – an opportunity for adults who love to read to take on a reading challenge.
The SPL Readers Club is a free challenge for patrons ages 18 and older and the only requirement, other than loving to read, is to be a library patron in good standing with the library with no library book fines or missing/lost books on their account.
“One of the Scottsboro Public Library’s main missions is to engage the community through literacy resources of all types. There are so many wonderful things to read in our library – from fiction to nonfiction and more,” said Laura Pitts, Library Director. “We hope that by challenging the patrons that love to read we can create a fun dialog about the importance of the public library and the literacy resources that it offers.”
The SPL Readers Club pairs with the annual GoodReads online reading challenge. The goal is for Scottsboro Public Library patrons to read or listen to 50, 75, or 100 books, or even more and earn special recognition at the end of the year for their hard work of reading.
Books counted for the challenge are those checked out from the Scottsboro Public Library’s collection and books through the library’s Overdrive e-book subscription. Patrons can join any time after January 1 for the challenge.
Progress can be tracked using a reading log provided at the front desk of the Scottsboro Public Library or through the library’s official GoodReads Group: Scottsboro Public Library.
Directions to the GoodReads group and more can be found on the Scottsboro Public Library’s Facebook page and website.
Pitts said this project will provide two unique opportunities for the library staff to also be involved with the challenge.
“So many times the library staff is asked to give good recommendations for books. The library staff will also be taking part in the project by sharing their book recommendations on GoodReads and creating recommended reading lists,” said Pitts. “This will be a great way for patrons who search Overdrive or the library catalog online to get a sense of what books they
might be interested in reading.”
At the end of the year, everyone who has taken part in the challenge will be invited to a special Readers Club reception, complete with food, door prizes, special recognition, book bags, drawings for gift cards.
Patrons who complete either 50, 75, or 100 books will receive a special edition library card that recognizes them as bronze, silver or gold level reader.
“We want to roll out a special event at the end of the year to thank our patrons for all of their hard work reading, because each book read only helps us promote the library’s print and digital collection,” said Pitts, adding that the library will also take reading suggestions for books
that the library doesn’t have.

“Thanks to our library’s subscription with Overdrive e-books, we can offer a lot more options for books that we might not be able to get in print form,” said Pitts. “Some reading interests are only available in an e-book form. Patrons who find books they might like to read need to let the library staff know and we will work hard to find the books for them.”
The library will host an Overdrive Tutorial Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, January 30 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Patrons with the following devices will be able to get assistance loading the Overdrive books to their accounts: Nook, Kindle Fire and older, Chromebooks, Kobo Aura One, Android smart phones, Apple products, iPads and laptops. Patrons must have a library card prior to coming to the Lunch and Learn. Patrons with existing library cards must have their library accounts in good standing before the Overdrive e-books can be utilized.
For more information, visit the Scottsboro Public Library on Facebook or call the library at 256-574- 4335.


Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 4 comments Do I need to link my GoodReads shelf to the group somehow or just keep reading and adding to it? LOL


message 3: by Martha (new)

Martha Avans (marthaavans) | 16 comments Just keep reading and adding them to your shelves on goodreads.


message 4: by Martha (new)

Martha Avans (marthaavans) | 16 comments Make sure you come by the library and sign up for the readers club challenge if you haven't.
And pick up the info sheet.


Susan (susayq ~) (susayq) | 4 comments Martha wrote: "Make sure you come by the library and sign up for the readers club challenge if you haven't.
And pick up the info sheet."


Sure thing! See you on Monday 😊


message 6: by NaTaya (new)

NaTaya Hastings  (anniechanse) | 6 comments I am at 92 books for the year, but only 50 were from the library! But hey, 50! That gets me into tier 2, right? :-D


message 7: by NaTaya (new)

NaTaya Hastings  (anniechanse) | 6 comments Oh wait. Nope. That is only the 1st level! Wowzer! I need to catch up and do some more checking out of books!!


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