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Thanks for another successful Summer Reading Challenge!
Join us again in 2017.


Sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is a reading program for all ages. The adult selection in 2016 is Born To Run, by Christopher McDougall


Click on book jacket and follow instructions to place a hold.

"An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In this riveting narrative, award winning journalist and often-injured runner, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America's best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall's incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, and indeed all of us, were born to run."

Christopher McDougall is a former war correspondent for the Associated Press and is now a contributing editor for Men's Health. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has written for Esquire, The New Your Times Magazine, Outside, Men's Journal, and New York. He does his own running among the Amish farms around his home in rural Pennsylvania.



Also by Mr. McDougall: :

River Reads Top 5 - Click the title to go directly to the Catalog and place a hold.


To get the Summer Reading Challenge complete brochure, click here.

To log your items for the Challenge, click below by age.


Read with us and win a prize!

Once you sign up on the website, you can enter the books you've read using our online book log. For every 100 pages read or every challenge completed, you will earn 1 point. Prizes are awarded after 10 points, 25 points, and 50 points. The River Reads book, Born to Run, and the Top Five suggested titles will earn you double points! At the end of the summer, every 10 points earns an entry in the grand prize drawings. The more tickets you earn, the more chances you will have in the drawing.

  • Patrons age 18 can register for either the Young Adult or Adult program, but not both.
  • Books and challenges must be completed and logged between 5/21/16 and 8/6/16 by midnight.
  • Adults will log in to record pages read and challenges completed.
  • If you do not have Internet access, write down your completed pages and challenges and return them to the branch manager at your local branch.
  • You can read anything you like in any format, but we hope you will read our picks as well.
  • Grand prize drawings will be held Tues., Aug. 9th. Winners will be contacted, and posted on Facebook.
  • Prizes can be picked up anytime at any branch while supplies last.
  • All prizes must be picked up by 8/31/2016.

Read Strong will take place Saturday, August 6th from 11 am - 2 pm at all branches.


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River Reads begins in May 2016.


If you have any questions or comments, email us at River Reads

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