Kirkland Town Library unveils reading challenge


KIRKLAND — Kirkland Town Library, 55 1/2 College St., is introducing a new summer reading challenge for community members beginning Tuesday, May 31.

For the second summer, KTL is competing against other libraries in other areas named Clinton to see who can read the most. Last year, KTL beat the North County Branch Library in Clinton, N.J. by just 28 hours — 2,492 versus 2,464.

“The Clinton County Libraries in Pennsylvania are really enthusiastic about the program so I think the competition is going to be even tighter this year,” said Library Assistant Director Laura Stoll.

Readers are invited to join the library as it challenges patrons of the North County Branch Library in Clinton, New Jersey, and the Clinton County Libraries in Pennsylvania to see who can read the most this summer.

“All you have to do is keep track of how long you spend reading each week,” Stoll explained. “Download a reading log from our website, grab a paper copy from inside the KTL, or use your own method.”

Every Friday from June 3 through Sept. 2, patrons can inform the library how long they’ve read during the week. You can email your total to or snip this week from your reading log and drop it off.

“We’ll tally the minutes and see how we stack up against the competition,” said Stoll.

Everyone who reports their time will be entered in a raffle to win prizes at the end of the summer. The challenge is for readers ages 12 and older.


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