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Did your library win $250?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cassondra Vick
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And the winner is ...

SWON's Teen Reading Challenge is complete, the pages tallied, the readers counted, the numbers averaged and we have a winner! But first, some numbers:

We had 25 teams and 177 readers, who read a total of 3,132 books with 21,534 pages! Wow! Your reading has helped us gather data for 2,308 unique titles and you read, on average, 5,206 pages each. This will provide us all with excellent RA. Keep an eye out for read-alike lists coming later in twenty6TEEN.

Our largest team was "Sparkle Ponies" of MidPointe Library with 25 members, and the most pages were read by "Dumbledore's Army" of Preble County. They read 83,681 pages as a team. The longest novel was read by Damien Kristof of Cincinnati Public's "Reading Rambos." Damien read a novel that was 1,007 pages long! Hope you enjoyed it!

Best team name goes to "Snape Oddities" also from Cincinnati Public. This is not an objective award -- I just really liked the name.

But now, what you really came here for. And the winner is...

1st Place and $250 for the library goes to: Book Mafia of Cuyahoga County

2nd Place, a copy of Libraries Got Game and their choice of Pandemic or Power Grid goes to: The Regional Reading Rockstars, (mostly) of the Kenton County Public Library

3rd Place and a free tech program from me goes to: The Mad Hatters of Cincinnati Public Library

Curious how they stacked up? Here's our top 5 and the average pages read:

Team Library Average Pages Read
Book Mafia
Cuyahoga County, OH
Regional Reading Rockstars
Kenton County, KY
The Mad Hatters
Cincinnati, OH
The Wicked Witches of Westwood 
Cincinnati, OH
GR8 in D8N
Dayton, OH

Didn't win anything this time? No worries, you can win $500 for your library's teens if you participate in our SLIP program, so bookmark this link and sign up this Friday! And thanks to ALL our teams who participated in #trc2016. I hope you enjoyed reading and we'll see you next year!

~Cassondra Vick, Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


Learn more about our "Year of the Teen" at


And don't think that with #trc2016 officially over that it's the end of twenty6TEEN -- in fact, it is only the beginning! Starting next week, you can register for our teen summer program: SLIP. It's a new kind of Summer Reading model. And don't forget, we've got Tech to Lend, Games to Lend, and more coming. Keep an eye on the twenty6TEEN page and the blog, where I update you about all sorts of relevant teen news and events.

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Our Spring Membership Meeting will include information on Navigating YOUR Political Landscape, lunch, member information and voting, and a tour of the new Miami Township branch. You can join us for some or all of these activities, as well as meet with your Special Interest Group.


Registration ends April 17th, so sign up now and don't miss this opportunity to learn more about SWON!

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