Friday, June 15, 2007

Read your way across the USA!

Readers, start your engines. The Lane Memorial Library is hosting a new summer reading game, with prizes provided by Domino's Pizza and McDonalds restaurant. Participants will be able to read any book of their choosing, as long as it relates to one of the 50 states. Fiction? Try one of Howard Frank Mosher's acclaimed novels based in Vermont's Northern Kingdom. Or perhaps Carl Hiassen hits closer to your funny bone with one of his Florida whodunnits. If you prefer non-fiction, pick up Bill Bryson's A walk in the woods (his adventures along the Appalachian Trail), or Steinbeck's classic Travels with Charley. In the mood for some great fishing stories? Try boat captain Linda Greenlaw's All fishermen are liars, a collection of tales from the famous Dry Dock bar in Portland Maine.

Every participant gets a game card with 25 states (Eastern or Western) and room to write your title. Read a book, record the title, and get your card stamped at the Main Circulation desk. Every 5 books wins a prize, and the first 5 books wins a chance at a Barnes and Noble gift card. Read 25 books and you will qualify for the grand prize drawing, a gift certificate to Portsmouth's Library Restaurant. Game cards are available at the Circulation desk, as are multi-colored "travel brochures" full of reading suggestions from all 50 states.

For those on-line, we offer printable game cards in .pdf format, as well as all our reading lists. Prize drawings will be held at the end of the summer reading program (Labor Day). See you at the finish line!

Game cards:

Reading Suggestions (all available at the Lane Library!):


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