Librarian Reading Challenge…it’s ON!
February 03, 2011
Every winter, several of the library systems (Johnson County, KCPL, and MCPL) have a friendly competition to see which system can read the highest average number of pages of juvenile and young adult books between January 1st and March 1st. The prize we play for is the coveted "Cat in the Hat" trophy. For the years I’ve worked at MCPL, we haven't won this challenge... in spite of the multitude of very active librarian-readers we employ.
Some years, I do better than others. This year, I started out reading at a pace that enabled me to finish a book each day. That was short-lived however, an out-of-town company caused me to go 4 days without reading much of anything (aside from a recipe called Chicken Deluxe Casserole, which was delicious by the way). Recent snow days threw me off schedule as well. Nevertheless, I press on…
Since January 1st, I’ve finished fourteen books. So far, I haven’t found a book I didn’t like. I have very eclectic reading tastes. I like a good mystery or adventure, but I’m not opposed to reading a book about vampires, either.
Will MCPL win the trophy this year? I’d love it if you’d send me some of your favorite Juvenile and Young Adult titles or authors. It would be tragic if I were to run out of good stuff to read.
Blue Ridge Branch