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Books and Writing by Margo L. Dill (aka Margo Lynn)
Most libraries have a summer reading challenge–St. Louis County has a great one each year. Katie and I have participated for several years, and we plan to again this year. Most of them work like this: Read a certain number of minutes or a certain number of books and earn prizes throughout the summer, accumulating in a bigger prize at the end of the summer.
I thought it would be fun to do a 21-Day Pre-Summer Reading Challenge for kids and/or adults (or both!) during the busy springtime when weather is warmer, sports seasons are in full swing, days are longer, and school is busy. It’s still important to read, right?
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. —Richard Steele
A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. —Mark Twain
Let us read and let us dance—two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. —Voltaire
More great reading quotes...here.
What is the 21-Day Pre-Summer Reading Challenge?
Between April 30 and May 25 (the beginning of Memorial Day Weekend), you need to read 21 days for 20 minutes each day (of course, you can read every day if you want!). You can read anything! It can be books to your kids; it can be a novel or self-help book; it can be a magazine; it can be a blog you’ve been meaning to check out. Anybody of any age can participate, by the way!
What it can’t be is Facebook posts or tweets or something similar…if you’re not sure, email me at margolynndill (at) gmail.com!
How do you sign up?
Go to the sign-up form on this page here.
How much does it cost to participate?
Participation is free!
How do I keep track of what I read or my child reads?
You can download a record sheet at the link above for any member of your family who wants to participate! You record daily readings on this sheet.
What do I get if myself or my child completes the reading challenge for 21 total days before May 25?
So what are you waiting for? Go here now and sign up for the reading challenge today!
Tags: Books, Reading