Friday, October 11, 2019


For the first time in the history of this major competition, we had an end of season TIE. Unsure of how long it would take our Board of Directors to adopt an official tie-breaking procedure, we decided to go with the tried and true "flipping method."  Since we are librarians, coins are not something we throw around so instead we flipped an audio book.  Another great competitive year is in the books.  Thanks to everyone for all their good reading and blogging this year.

Here are the top teams for the 2019 season:

1. JCL Reads (Jefferson County Library)
2. Missouri State Library - SO CLOSE to being our first back to back winner and a worthy adversary for us to keep an eye on in 2020.
3. University City Public Library
4. River Readers (Missouri River Regional Library)
5. St. Charles City-County Library
6. SJPL Reads (St. Joseph Public Library)
7. St. Louis Public Library
8. Joplin Public Library

Thanks to Kara for her flipping skills.  She makes it look so easy!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

SLPL team totals for Sept 2019

This month was a bit of a slow start for the team, but we welcomed new members Elise, Captain Page Turner, and Karen Y!

9 people
read 42 books
for a total of 13,315 pages

And onward to October!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2019


Number of Bloggers: 8
Number of Books Read: 50  

Number of Pages Read:16,401

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

UCPL September totals!

 We are SOOOOOOO ready for this blogging year!

6 bloggers
53 books
15,642 pages

Monday, September 9, 2019

Wildcards for 2020 season!

Our new season started September 1, 2019.  We are still mining your wildcard suggestions from our last survey but will always taking suggestions.  This year (September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020) our categories will be:

1. Authors whose last names have a double letter. For examples Mooney or Lloyd. Same letter, 2 in a row.
2. Titles that include a "?" or "!".
3. Team members with EITHER first or last name that is MORE THAN 7 letters (not both together.

Thanks to the team captains who voted for these categories.

Do you have a lead on a new team?  Have you been carefully watching this contest and trying time your entry?  If yes, send us an email and we will help you get started.

Looking forward to another competitive year!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

SLPL Team August totals

August finished out our last year of the 2018-2019 Book Challenge.  
This month,
6 people
read 51 books
for a total of 16611 pages

Not too bad!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019