Community Reads Over 10,000 Books with Us

Winter Park Community Reads 10,439 Books in 2019 Library Summer Reading Challenge

Winter Park area residents rose to the challenge!  The library reports that 759 readers logged 10,439 books in June and July for the annual Winter Park Public Library Summer Reading Challenge.  This year’s annual library challenge goal was for the community to read 10,000 books from June 1 – August 4. Residents ready 37% more books than last summer when readers logged in 7,633 books.

“The number of readers and books registered in our challenge have increased year over year, said Sabrina Bernat, Assistant Director, Winter Park Public Library.  “We love the trend because it means we are succeeding in our mission to help residents to keep their minds active and to strengthen community-wide literacy over the summer months.”

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge readers ranged in age from four years to almost 100 years. Anyone who logged in one book - either print books, ebooks, or audiobooks, was entered to win a grand prize their age group. The most voracious readers won prizes including telescopes, Kindle tablets, and an Instapot. And, all readers were celebrated at festive summer challenge celebration events at the library.

Thank you Winter Park for joining the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge. Keep reading! #WPReads