Read for the Record
October 4, 2012
Read for the Record 2012 has ended! Across all branches, Mid-Continent Public Library counted 24,883 participants reading Laybug Girl and the Bug Squad. Thanks to everyone who took part in this year's event!
Join Mid-Continent Public Library and Jumpstart as we read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis to help set a new world record!
To participate, come to one of our Storytimes on Thursday, October 4, 2012, listen to the book, and be counted!
If you would like to participate but are unable to attend a Storytime, copies of the book are available for checkout in our branches, or you can read the book online at the We Give Books website. If you read or listen to the book on your own, please email us at [ ] so we can count you! Include in your email how many children and how many adults read or listened to the book, and send it by Monday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m.
Looking for more resources for the classroom or just looking for some fun activities for the kids to enjoy after reading Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad? Our teaching packet has lots of fun projects to engage the children!
Read for the Record is a world record breaking campaign that brings children and adults together to read the same book, on the same day, in homes, libraries, and communities all over the world. For more information and to take the pledge to read this year's book, visit the Read for the Record website.
On October 6, 2011, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Campaign was a great success for MCPL with a total of 44,314 participants! 2.2 million children read or listened to Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney at organized events across the U.S. and around the world.