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The Rules

The Challenge runs on the honor system. We're not going to call and quiz you about the books you reported reading; there are no book reports; please don’t text us pictures of every book you read. With that in mind, please swear on your honor that you will:

  1. Log only books you have actually read
  2. Only log books you read between Feb 1st and March 31st
  3. Honestly report the number of pages in your book (or trust the ISBN to do it for you, without argument)
  4. Read books you legitimately believe teens would be interested in
  5. Read manga and graphic novels because it benefits the teens, NOT to boost your page count
  6. Listen to audiobooks, because audiobooks are amazing!
  7. Name at least ONE read-alike for titles read (see "What do I get out of it?" below)
  8. Be part of a team (Consisting of at least 3 people and you may recruit others from your library, friends, people from other libraries... whoever you think would enjoy the challenge! The main thing is to make sure they feel comfortable suggesting read-alikes and/or providing other sorts of Reader's Advisory.)
  9. Register beginning JANUARY 2nd by e-mailing SWON and giving your team name and a list of your team members.
  10. HAVE FUN 

What do I get out of it?

Besides fun?

Well, we hope you find some great new titles to recommend to your teens. We also hope to provide you with some useful Reader's Advisory material.

We'd like you to:

  1. Make some suggestions for read-alikes your teens are looking for. You will be able to fill out a field for this when you log your books.
  2. Make an effort to name at least ONE read-alike title for the books you log

We'll collect additional information that you can peruse at your leisure, but we are hoping these read-alike lists will be a quick and easy way for you to get something of value out of the program.

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? Then register by e-mailing us (info@swonlibraries.org) about #SWON #trc2019 and may the odds be ever in your favor. 

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