Join the Philippi Public Library, the West Virginia Library Commission (WVLC), and the West Virginia Center for the Book in a fun reading challenge called West Virginia Reads 150, which celebrates West Virginia's 150th birthday in 2013.
The year-long reading initiative encourages West Virginians to read 150 books in any format (printed book, e-book, downloadable text, etc.) from any source, during the course of 2013, West Virginia's sesquicentennial year. Books can be on any topic, fiction or non-fiction; they must be read by Dec. 31.
People can read 150 books individually, or create teams to read 150 books collectively. Talk to your friends and create your team at the Philippi Public Library. Teams can have up to 15 members. Teams must choose a name and select a leader to keep track of the books read by the individual team members.
All ages and groups can participate friends, coworkers, book clubs, classmates, seniors, etc. If children are too young to read on their own, kids can have their parents read to them. Families can use their Summer Reading Program reading toward their West Virginia Reads 150 tally.
To register for the program, contact the Philippi Public Library or visit the WVLC website www.librarycommission.wv.gov.