Every school day finds a veritable stream of voracious young readers wending their way to the Cleghorn library in search of a literary adventure.
At the onset of October, the reading tempo around MMC was upped a notch with the addition of a contest that combined the students' reading prowess and stamina with their competitive spirt.
Throughout the month of October, the students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade classes were invited to come into the library and check out a book at their reading level.
Throughout the month, Librarian Lois Alquist kept a running total of the pages read to determine which class had the highest checkout percentage.
To add a little motivation to the marathon read-out, it was revealed that there would be a reward for the class that topped the chart and won the contest,
Like they say, to the victors belong the spoils...only in this case, the reward was a party in the library that included lots of pizza, soda and ice cream.
When the final results were tallied it was revealed that the 26 members of the sixth grade class had checked out 87 books, giving them a 334% checkout rate...a tally which gave them third place.
The 22 power perusers of the fourth grade class left everyone else in the dust and read their way to the top of the chart by reading 222 books that gave them a mind boggling 1009% checkout rate.
|Although there was no award for top individual reader, it should be noted that the fourth grade's Cody Dias was a veritable reading machine who tallied up an impressive 1029 pages read during the contest.|
On November 10, the literary victors received their just reading rewards by enjoying the perfect school day snack in the library, namely pizza, soft drinks and ice cream with plenty of toppings.