2014 Winter Reading Challenge Follow-up
April 03, 2014
This year, Mid-Continent Public Library started a brand new event: The Winter Reading Challenge. The idea was to promote leisure reading among adults, and those who committed to reading five titles over a two-month period received a limited edition "Somewhere in Time" mug along with a chance to win the grand prize, a Kindle Fire.
We’re very pleased with the participation! In all, 808 people took up the challenge this year, with an impressive 705 of them completing all five books for an 87% completion rate! Altogether, 3,726 books were read in a two month span! There was a three-way tie for most popular book read for the challenge! Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, Mistress of the Art of Death, and Outlander all placed first, with The Bride and The Devil in the White City taking the second spot. Our grand prize winner is Edwin W. from the Blue Springs North Branch. He’s now the proud owner of a brand new Kindle Fire.
It’s always exciting to start up a new event—and we hope you enjoyed this one! We look forward to seeing you back for our 2015 Winter Reading Challenge!
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