The reading challenge will be to complete 1200 minutes or 20 hours of reading in six weeks. It might sound like a large amount of reading, but if you break it down it would be about 30 minutes a day. Reading for 30 minutes a day will help reduce or stop the reading slide (loss of reading skills) from making going back to school so hard. All ages suffer from reading slide it they are not reading every day. You don’t have to keep track of just reading printed books, you can read magazines, listen to audio books. Think about listen to audio books on a family trip. Make your commute time reading time. You can down load e-book, and digital audio books through the Overdrive app and the new Libby app at any time, including when the physical library is closed. You can also download digital magazines on tablets and computers through the RB Digital app. (all apps can be found on our website www.savonafreelibrary.org under E-Library.
When signing up for the Summer Reading Challenge you have a choice on how to keep track of your time reading. You can track reading time by paper logs, or you can sign up on line at: http://savonafreelibrary.ny01.readsquared.com and track your time on the computer. For every 120 minutes or 2 hours you can get a scratch off ticket that will let you get a small prize, large prize, or a raffle ticket for one of several raffles being drawn at the middle and end of the six weeks. All will be eligible to pick out a book to keep at 600 minutes or 10 hours and 1200 minutes or 20 hours. The reading challenge is open to all ages, birth through senior citizens.