Area residents are asked to participate by reading at least one book in October; prizes to be awarded
PAULDING - The 2013 edition of the Read One Program has just passed its halfway point and is entering the second half of the event for this year.
The Paulding County Progress and the Paulding County Carnegie Library have joined forces to point out the importance of literacy. During the month of October, area residents are encouraged to read at least one book. At the end of the month, email the title of the book(s) and the author(s), the reader’s contact information and whether the reader is a student or adult, to email@example.com or drop your title or list by the Progress offices or at the Paulding County Carnegie Library or any of its branches.
In the first week of November, all of the titles will be compiled and a list will be published in an edition of the newspaper and online. The name of the reader will not be published.
Participants will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of two free one-year print or online subscriptions to the Progress. One prize will be award to an adult participant, and one for a student participant will be awarded to the student’s school classroom.
The Van Wert Times Bulletin began the Read One Program in 2011 with the Brumback Library as a way to bring the problem of illiteracy into a local focus. In 2013, seven newspapers and eight library systems in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana are participating in the event.