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Can you believe that the San Juan Island Library has been in its present building at 1010 Guard St for 35 years?

To celebrate the occasion San Juan Island Library is inviting you to read along with staff this year in a program called Reading Revels 2018: 35/35.

Beginning February 1st, we are challenging folks to read 35 books this year, one for each year the Library has been in the building.

Every month a new thematic reading challenge will be posted here on our reading blog, Reading Revels where you can also see the projected theme list for the year.

Readers earn points by submitting titles they read that meet the challenges. They MUST read one book in the theme of the month. Extra points can be earned by submitting a review/summary of your chosen book. You can win additional points for each title you enter as well as comments, conversations and suggestions for further reading.

Staff will provide reading suggestions for each challenge and participants are encouraged to share how their reading progresses and offer additional title suggestions to others.

Each month a participant will win a prize and on Dec. 19, 2018 at the 35th Anniversary party the participant with the most points will be crowned the 2018 San Juan Island Reader of the Year. The winner will be rewarded with some wonderful prizes, and help choose themes for the 2019 contest.

There will be three categories of final winners:

  • Island Reader
  • Under 18’s Island Reader
  • San Juan Island Library Staff (no prizes awarded)

The Reading Revels Blog will also feature a list of the winner’s favorite 2018 books.

To join us head on over to the Join the Challenge Page and fill out the form or pick one up at the Library.

We hope that people will take this opportunity to connect with others and share their love of books!

So please join us in this year-long challenge to read from a wide variety of sources, genres, themes, formats and subjects. We promise you will be challenged, enlightened and entertained!

An email address is needed to participate.

For more information please contact lbaker@sjlib.org