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A.R.K.S. Normal Public Library

Reading Should Be an Olympic Sport

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If reading were an Olympic sport, I would be all in. This is the sort of competition I could commit to and sacrifice for. I’m not sure how such events would be scored—perhaps the numbers of pages read per minute? or the reading comprehension rate? hmm . . . or…

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Curiosity Journal for June 7, 2011

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Summertime floods me with echoes of my childhood when the days were long, almost endless, and I had time to daydream and read and play and be. It just feels necessary, even as an adult, to shake up my schedule in the summer—sort of like letting the tasks and responsibilities…

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Rustlin’ Up Some Reading Fun

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Now that the kiddies are out of school, it’s time for summer reading programs. One of the local libraries here always hosts a great kids’ program and also hosts one for kids-at-heart. They call it A.R.K.S.: Adults Reading Kids’ Stuff. Last year was my first go at it, and I…

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Summer Reading Symposium

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As previously promised, here is a summary of the books I read for the library’s summer reading challenge. I finished 18 books out of the 25 required. I had several other books selected to complete the challenge but I ran out time (I was on the road trip described here)….

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Summer Reading Synopsis

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My summer has been full of reading—so lovely! And the books have all been youth and children’s books from the library. Perhaps you read my post on the A.R.K.S. (Adults Reading Kids Stuff) program, detailing my vision for completing 25 books in just seven weeks . . . the deadline…

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