Thank you for participating!
Congratulations to all of our raffle winners
MWPAI Membership – Aggie Kwiatkowska
LEGO sets – Bennett Hill & Willie Klausner
Illustory – Nora Banghardt
Barnes & Noble gift card – Sydney Place
Picasso Tiles – Angelo Gaetano
Spirograph – Stella Milton
Clinton Cider Mill gift card – Lauren Schilling
Barnes & Noble gift card – Mia Le
Cremeria gift card – Lydia Dreier
Kirkland Town Library won the Clinton vs Clinton Challenge
In the end, the Kirkland Town Library came out on top with 2,492 hours read versus the North County Branch Library’s 2,464 hours. Together, we read almost 5,000 hours in just 56 days, which is the equivalent of four people reading for 24 hours!
Congratulations to our raffle winners: Sally Carman, Jessie Clough, Kerry Dellea, Marcia Dziura, Melinda Leising, Patty Louise, Jane Miller, and Katherine Terrell.
Tails and Tales
Now through August 20, 2021
How It Works
- Visit the Library to sign up. We have challenges for kids ages 0-8, tweens ages 8-12, teens ages 13-18, and a challenge for parents, grandparents, and other caregivers. Kids and tweens will get a Read & Bead necklace and a bead just for signing up. Earn another bead for every 20 minutes you read. We’ll have a new special collector’s bead each week. It’s never too late to get started!
- Start reading!
- Keep track of the time you read and mark it on one of our paper reading logs. You can pick one up at the Library or download a copy of the reading log for kids (ages 0-8), tweens (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-18) and their caregivers (18 and up). When you’ve filled in all the boxes you’ve read 10 hours and completed our reading challenge!
- If you prefer, you can track your time online using READsquared. Click here to get started.
- When you’ve filled in all the squares, you’ve read 10 hours and completed our summer reading challenge! Bring in your completed log to enter our prize raffle.
Clinton Versus Clinton
Now through August 20, 2021
How It Works
In addition to the Tails and Tales program described above, readers of all ages are invited to join us as we challenge fellow readers at the North County Branch Library in Clinton, New Jersey to see who can read the most this summer!
Keep track of how long you spend reading each week. You can use your Tails and Tales reading log (see above), download a “Clinton Versus Clinton” log, or use your own method.
Every Friday through August 20, stop in the KTL to report your time or send us an email. We’ll see how we stack up against the competition.
Let’s show everyone that Clinton, New York loves to read!
Week 1 Standings
From June 28 to July 2, Kirkland Town Library patrons read for 127.4 hours and North County Branch Library patrons read for 63. Clinton, New York is in the lead! Help us stay there by logging your reading time and submitting it to us on Fridays.
Week 3 Standings
As of July 16, we have fallen behind! Kirkland Town Library patrons read for 457 hours and North County Branch Library readers logged 575 hours. We have a lot of reading to do to catch up. Can you help us? Just keep track of all the time you spend reading each week and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Week 4 Standings
We are in the lead! As of July 23, we have read for 984 hours and the North County Branch Library has accumulated 825 hours of reading. During the 984 hours we were reading, we could have driven to Clinton, NJ and back 123 times, played 328 games of Monopoly, gone to Ms. Ruth’s story time 492 times, or eaten 3,936 ice cream cones! Help us stay ahead by tracking the time you spend reading each week. Send your hours to email@example.com on Fridays and we’ll add them to the total.
Week 5 Standings
It’s a tight race! The Kirkland Town Library in Clinton, NY has read for 1,399 hours but the North County Branch Library in Clinton, NJ has read for 13 more hours! With three weeks left, it’s anyone’s race. Help us win by tracking the time you read each week. Send your hours to us on Fridays; just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add them to our tally.
Week 6 Standings
Four ways in which New York is ahead of New Jersey:
- NY has 19 million people; NJ has 9 million
- NY is 6 times larger than NJ in square miles
- NY became a state in 1776; NJ is 11 years younger
- This summer, Clinton, NY has read for 2,074 hours; Clinton, NJ has read for 1,576
New York is on fire!
Week 7 Standings
We’re almost to the finish line and we’re getting hot and tired. Help us finish in first place!
You are Invited
Caregivers and Adults
Ages 18 and up