How’s your summer reading going? Ours is going great. And by ours, we mean our Adult Summer Reading Program. So far this month, 1,434 adults have signed up for the reading program in branches all over the city, and have read 2,969 books, that they’ve told us about anyway. That’s the entire population of Willacoochee, Georgia! (Actually, that makes it sound less impressive, doesn’t it?)
But wait a second! In the same amount of time we’ve had 4,148 children sign up, and they’ve read 44,357 books! (That’s one one-thousandth the population of Moldova, an entire European nation!) That’s right, grown ups: you’re being TROUNCED by CHILDREN! Some of them little tiny children! Adorable little tiny children!
“Not Fair!” I hear you cry, “Their books have lots of pictures, and not as many words on the pages! Plus the kids get summer vacation!” Okay, point taken. Still – we know you’re out there reading this summer, so why not stop by your nearest library and sign up for the program? It is easy as pie – just sign in and check off the number of books you’ve been reading.
Of course, we’d also love to know what you’re reading, which you can do through print review forms at the library, or online via our website, or right into the library catalog. We can even help you find things to read while you’re waiting for that hot new title to come in.
So come on, adults: don’t let yourselves be bested by a bunch of little kids! You’ve been reading Jeffrey Eugenides, Barbara Kingsolver, Jean Paul Sartre and Thomas Mann! We’d like to see a fifth grader try that!