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‘Team Everyone Else’ wins Runge Library Reading Throw down
Aug 16, 2012 | 340 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pictured is the scoreboard at The Runge Library showing the Throw down numbers in which Team Everyone Else took the lead.
Pictured is the scoreboard at The Runge Library showing the Throw down numbers in which Team Everyone Else took the lead.
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Curses! Foiled again! The Runge Public Library Reading Throw down is in the history books and the results are in: Team Everyone Else read an astounding 228.82 books. I read 228.48 books, meaning Team Everyone Else edged me by 17 pages to emerge triumphant.

Think about that for a minute, folks: 228.82 books equals 11,441 pages. Wow. In 3 weeks? That's awesome! Team Everyone Else has earned their party, and it will be a lot of fun. But beyond a party, these kids have read through the summer at or above their reading level, which will hopefully give them a boost when school starts later this month.

And all of this awesome couldn't have happened without all of you. To Walmart #524 in Kenedy and Pico #22 in Runge: thank you for helping us out with the party. To everyone who encouraged kids to read, or followed along here or on my blog, or sent a card or letter or e-mail or even came by to see our bulletin board: thank you. You've done a good thing for kids and for this community.

How good? Well, now some adults in Runge think I'm weak and they have a shot to beat me, so you might just see Reading Throw down 2: Electric Boogaloo coming soon to a newspaper near you. I want that Shrieking Flying Monkey, people, so bring it on.
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