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    Summer Reading Wrap-up

    By Kim Mattingly

    The Daviess County Public Library Summer Reading program ended on July 31st.  To celebrate, a very special guest visited the library.  While children were making crafts and watching a movie, Scooby Doo was gearing up for his DCPL debut.  Children were super excited to get their pictures taken and hang out with the mystery-solving pooch.  It was a great end to a wonderful summer filled with fun programs, author visits, music, books, and an encore presentation of our popular film series Unscripted.

    A total of 1,929 people participated in the Summer Reading program, with 1,538 children, 103 teens, and 288 adults registering and reading a total of 17,994 books.  That’s a lot of reading!  In addition, the library handed out over 500 books to children ages 0-12.  The following is a list of the Top 5 Books Read by each age group during the Summer Reading program:

    Top 5 Books Read by 0-2 Age Group

    1. Crazy Hair by Neil Gaimon (E G)
    2. One Drowsy Dragon by Ethan Long (E L)
    3. Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle (E C)
    4. The Very Lazy Ladybug by Eric Carle (E C)
    5. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (E B)

    Top 5 Books Read by 3-5 Age Group

    1. Biscuit Wins a Prize by Alyssa Capucilli (ICR Capu)
    2. Raccoon on His Own by Jim Arnosky (E A)
    3. Fish School by Nancy Poyder (E P)
    4. Cave Boy by Cathy Dubowski ( ICR Dubo)
    5. Pinocchio by Margaret Hillert (ICR Hill)

    Top 5 Books Read by 6-8 Age Group

    1. Raccoon on His Own by Jim Arnosky (E A)
    2. Farmer Skiboo by Martin Waddell (JF Wadd)
    3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (ICR Seuss)
    4. Giggle Giggle Quack by Doreen Cronin (E C)
    5. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (E S)

    Top 5 Books Read by 9-12 Age Group

    1. Raccoon on His Own by Jim Arnosky (E A)
    2. Farmer Skiboo by Martin Waddell ( JF Wadd)
    3. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (ICR Seus)
    4. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff by E N)
    5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney (JF Kinn)

    Top 5 Books Read by 13-17 Age Group

    1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (TF Meye)
    2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (TF Meye)
    3. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (TF Meye)
    4. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (TF Coll)
    5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (JF Rowl; TF Rowl)

    Top 5 Books Read by 18+ Age Group

    1. 12th of Never by James Patterson  (F Patt)
    2. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks (F Spar)
    3. The Hit by David Baldacci (F Bald)
    4. A Step of Faith by Richard Paul Evans (F Evan)
    5. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James (F Jame)
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