Shepherdstown Public Library is involved in a WV Reads program that gets people all over West Virginia to come together in the community and read 150 books within the year.
In honor of West Virginia's sesquicentennial year, the West Virginia Center for the Book and the Kanawha County Public Library has organized the year-long reading initiative that encourages West Virginians to read 150 books in any format.
The challenge has started at the local library and will continue until Dec. 31. To become involved, one can participate as an individual or as a member of a team.
Lilly Baver, children's director at the library said, " I know of a woman who was on a team by herself and she read over 150 books in a one year time."
Baver, who has worked at the library since June, is in charge of the children story time, which is an opportunity from infants up until sixth grade to come and have book read to them with activities. She is working with those who wish to participate in the WV Reads 150 program.
To register a team, a designated team captain fills out a form at the library. A member can be part of more than one group.
Any books count from all different levels and teams can range from all ages. E-books, audio books and personal books not checked out from the library all count. Participants will receive a log at registration to keep tracks of the books read.
For more information or to sign up, visit the library or do so online visit www.lib.shepherdstown.wv.us.