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100 BOOKS BEFORE GRADUATION
What is it?
100 Books Before Graduation is a reading initiative for teens to read 100 books before they graduate from high school. It’s modeled after 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which gets younger children exposed to books before they begin school.
Countless studies have shown that children and teens who read for pleasure and enjoyment do better academically and socially and see improvement in their emotional health and well-being. Additionally, reading for pleasure:
- Can result in higher test scores
- Improves reading achievement (strong vocabulary, greater use of grammatical structures, and improved writing style)
- Reduces stress
- Helps cure boredom 🙂
And, of course, at the
How does it work?
Those interested in participating simply need to register with Beanstack and choose the 100 Books Before Graduation Challenge.
With Beanstack, new to the library in the summer of 2020, you’ll be able to keep track of the number and what books you read yourself. You can even download the Beanstack app and easily keep track on your phone! Along the way, you’ll also earn virtual badges. At the end, you’ll earn a completion badge and you’ll be able to pick out a free book at the library, get your medal, and Ashlee will put your name up in the teen area.
**Please note: You will also receive monthly emails as a reminder to record your books.
You may not enter books that you have already read. You may only record books that you have finished after your registration date.
What happens when you read 100 books?
Besides being exposed to amazing stories, characters, and authors, and having a sense of accomplishment, all those who complete 100 Books Before Graduation will receive a free book, a medal, and their name will be put on display at the library.
At the end of every month, there will be a small prize drawing. Those who have recorded a book during that month will be eligible. Prizes will include gift cards, books, novelty toys, and more.
Monday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.