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Three cheers for 29 Royalton kids who spent 24,945 minutes reading this summer! That’s 415.75 hours, or 17.3 days, or nearly two and a half weeks.

Photo courtesy Pam Levasseur, Royalton Memorial Library assistant director.

Via Royalton Memorial Library Assistant Director Pam Levasseur:

Kids who enrolled in the challenge were given a sticker for their log sheet for every 15 minutes of reading reported.  Kids that logged in at least 12 hours of summer reading (will be) awarded with a pizza party at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 16.


This year’s total reading minutes of 24,945 is an increase over 2016’s reading minutes total of 22,500. The library also recorded an increase of the number of kids participating. In 2016 the library recorded 22 kids participating compared to this year’s record of 29 kids signed up for the summer reading challenge.


This was an exiting summer for the library.  We are celebrating the increase in summer reading, but we also added a new volunteer to the team and a few of  our Summer Reading Program kids build a float for the South Royalton Old Home Days parade. The float won third place.

What have you done with your summer lately?