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Every Book Counts

The Germantown Library encourages reading for all ages.

Post Date:07/28/2017 8:00 AM
In June, the Germantown Community Library launched the Every Book Counts program to encourage residents of all ages to read and to be engaged in the variety of programs offered by the library.

One of the three goals behind this new program is to have everyone in Germantown to read at least 10 books from now until May 1. Any book, ebook and audiobook counts. You can help the library to reach the goal by logging your reading online at EveryBookCounts.com. It’s quick and simple and the top three readers will receive a $25 Target giftcard.

The second goal of Every Book Counts is to for Germantown Community Library to reach 20,000 active library cards. If you do not already have a library card, getting one is simple and free to almost anyone. The card is available at no charge to Germantown residents, students or staff of schools located in the City, Germantown business owners and family members, active military personnel and their families and City employees. In addition, Collierville residents with a Collierville library card in good standing are also eligible for a free library card with limited privileges. All others pay $50 for a yearly membership card.

The third goal is to gain 100% participation in Books from Birth. Books from Birth sends a free book a month to children ages 0 to 5 years old. Registering for Books from Birth is simple and can be done at the library or at www.booksfrombirth.org. Germantown has the highest level of enrollment of any community in the U.S. with 99% of children under the age of five enrolled in ZIP code 38138 and 86% enrollment in 38139.

If the three goals are met by the May 1 deadline, then the library will donate $1,500 toward a classroom makeover for the school in Germantown whose students read the most. For more information, visit EveryBookCounts.com.
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