MU kicks off reading program for 2015

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Marshall University libraries MU Reads 2015 program with events planned throughout the year.

The program encourages reading by children and adults of all ages. Participants read books individually or join reading teams.

The books can be any type and any genre such as fantasy, horror, biographies and even graphic novels or manga.

Teams write down and submit reports on the number of books read throughout the year. There is no limit to the number of members allowed per team.

When registering a team, participants must choose a name for their team, select a leader who will keep track of the books read by team members and register their team at the John Deaver Drinko Library.

Participants are eligible to win a variety of prizes in a drawing at the end of the semester. Participants are also invited to attend a party in December.

The opening party for the program occurred Jan. 27, but there is no deadline for registration. Those interested in forming teams must complete a registration form found either at the Circulation Desk at Drinko Library or online.

The first major event of the year is Valentine’s Day Storytime for children. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday in the juvenile area of the library.

Parents with children ages 2-8 can bring them to the fun event.

The schedule includes multiple book readings pertaining to Valentine’s Day. In addition, the children will also take part in a crafting activity and a snack will also be provided.

Preregistration is required for attendance.

Matthew Eplion can be contacted at [email protected]

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