Over the last school year, Cross County Reading Challenge resulted in 10,070 books read.
As students finished independently reading a book, school librarians asked them to go online and enter the book they read and where they got the book. At the end of each month, randomly selected students won a prize for their reading efforts.
At the end of the year, the highest reading counts were to be found in Monticello. (Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School (4,513 books) and Robert Kaiser Middle School (471 books)
The competition is expected to continue next school year. According to the school librarians, they are seeing an increase in student reading, and struggling readers are showing striving results.
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