Friday, December 14, 2012


The River Readers read 59 books totaling 18,232 pages!!!

STLCC Totals for November

We continue to impress with big, BIG numbers.  Not to brag or anything...;)  Reporting in with:
24 participants
109 titles
28,689 pages

Maybe Santa will be good to you all and bring you the ability to EAT OUR DUST!  LOL


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SCCCLD is Awesome!!

I'm also using my Jedi Mind Trick Powers!
November Totals!!
78 Books
22,316 Pages
8 Participants

*One more month!!!  Since we are facing the end of the world (I think we are still on for that); I am ruthlessly pushing my coworkers to get in as much reading as possible.  If we are to go down I want to go down in flames of glory. Good luck as we approach Readageddon (12-21-12)!! 

November Totals for Joplin Public Library

Books: 52
Pages: 13,968

One month to go to finish up the year. Unfortunately, no one will be reading any of the books in our "Book"mas Tree.

Missouri State Library November Stats

Books read:  27
Pages read:  9,895
Participants:  11

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jefferson County Library November Totals

Jefferson County Library totals for November:

9 Participants

49 Books

16,936 Pages

November Totals for U City

U City continues to fight. 

Total books:  43
Total pages:  12,452
Participants:  8

SCC Library November Totals

Total Participants: 7

Total Books: 21

Total Pages Read: 7,449

Friday, November 16, 2012

October Totals for U City

Total books:  67
Total pages:  19,827
Participants:  12

We made a comeback this month, and have rounded up THREE NEW BLOGGERS, so get ready to to be beaten! 

Happy Thanksgiving, all! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The group from St Louis Community College would like to report in with our numbers from October.  Hold on to your hats guys, 'cause we got big numbers yet again.

Participants:     25
Books:              97
Pages:         28,353

Springfield-Greene County Library October statistics

Okay, we have been humbled. But we'll be back.

Books: 27
Pages: 8888
Participants: 3

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jefferson County Library October numbers

Jefferson County Library's October Totals:

11 Readers
70 Books
22,312 Pages
The River Reader of Jefferson City have read 62 books totaling 20,103 pages in October!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Joplin Public Library October Totals

Joplin Public Library
Book Totals: 78
Page Totals: 20,585
Participant Totals: 10
We're scarier than Pennywise from It!

Missouri State Library October Stats

Books read: 43
Pages read:  11,636
Participants:  10


We are rolling Gangnam Style!!!

# of Books: 83
# of Pages: 24,747
# of Participants: 10

"...Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style"
* I know you are silently saying this in your head; and if you are not then where have you been hiding?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

STLCC Stats for 9/12!

Sorry so late, but we're sure we'll be forgiven.  Although, our numbers look pretty good.  You all could be very sad.  ;)

May I have a drum roll please.............

NUMBER OF BOOKS:                   101
NUMBER OF PAGES:               27,528


Friday, October 12, 2012

Just an Idea

My Precious!!!
 You know I've been thinking (a very dangerous thing).  But I like the suggestion of a traveling trophy and bragging rights.  To take this bad boy up to the next level do you think we should try to coordinate the competition with the annual MLA conference.  Then we can announce the winning team at one of the membership events, how awesome would that be?  We can run the Reading Challenge from September 2012 - August 2013;  We would end in August to give the "Judges" a month to compile the scores and have a winner in time for the conference.  What do y'all think?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

St. Charles City-County Library District (AKA SCCCLD)!!

       It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!!!!      

September Results:

76 Books
23,705 Pages
9 Participants

*Where ya at?...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jefferson County Library Totals for September:

11 Readers
59 Books
18,555 Pages

"There is no try.  Only do."

Monday, October 1, 2012

September Totals for U City

Total books:  57
Total pages:  17,283
Participants:  6

U City keeps going for the gold! 

Joplin's September Totals

We had:
58 books
15,996 pages
9 participants

Sadly, I'm thinking we may not take number one overall, but we're still going to give it a go.

SCC Library September 2012

Total Books Read: 18

Total Participants: 6

Total Pages Read: 7,194

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Is there going to be a presentation at MLA about the Book Challenge? It would be cool to maybe start handing out a little trophy each year to the winning library.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Well, the gang at STLCC is running a little late (as if that were something new.  LOL).  But here I am, with totals in hand, ready to report them to you.

# of Participants:     21
# of Books:           103
# of Pages:          28,982

BAM!!  How do you like dem apples?!  :)

August TOTALS for the River Readers

71 Books were readtotaling 19,907 pages

Way to READ!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jefferson County Library August Totals

The Force was strong for JCL this month.

Total books read = 66

Total readers = 8

Total pages = 17,463

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

SCC Library August 2012

 Total Books Read: 19

Total Participants: 6

Total Pages Read: 6,314

*We'll make up for it in September!

Joplin Is Reading Up A Storm

September Totals

Number of Books: 91
Number of Pages: 22,325 pages
Number of Participants: 10 books

Missouri State Library August Stats

Books read:  31
Pages read:  10,408
Participants: 8

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August Totals for U City

Books:  51
Pages:  15,975
Participants:  6

SCCCLD still on Top!!

McKayla Maroney is NOT Impressed with the competition!!

# of Books: 94
# of Pages: 28,521
# of Participants: 10

We're Going for the Gold!!!  GO SCCCLD!!!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Jefferson County Library July Totals

Jefferson County Library Totals for July

7 mighty readers read
79 books for a total of
23, 827 pages.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SCCCLD July's Results

Okay, okay, I know we can do better, but we thought we would give the rest of you a little break to help keep the competition interesting.  ;)

# of Books: 78
# of Pages: 24,785
# of Readers: 10

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Joplin Public Library July Totals

108 Books
27,144 pages
12 participants

Our most books so far this year. Yippee!

Monday, August 6, 2012

SGCL July Stats

Participants: 4
Books: 52
Pages: 13,434



# of Participants:      22
# of Books:             112
# of Pages:          34,554

Pretty doggone impressive, huh?  We are reading fiends!  I'm really interested to see how we do next month as we begin the Fall semester and the insanity begins!  How will we fare?  Tune in next month!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Missouri State Library July Stats

Books read:  39
Pages read:  12,619
Participants: 10

July Totals for U City

Okay, I admit that some of our reading staff may have been distracted by recent movies, but that hasn't put a crimp in our reading! 

Total Books:  49
Total Pages:  14,648
Participants:  9

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Springfield-Greene County stats for June:

Books: 61
Pages: 16,457
Participants: 6

Monday, July 16, 2012

STCCCLD is Back!!

Yes!  We are still Alive!!  And like a Zombie we are out for Blood!!!  Here are our totals for April, May, & June!!  (P.S. I think this year we should get extra points for having the longest acronym )


120 Books
32,444 Pages
12 Participants
*FYI, SGCL Eat your Heart out we beat you by 1 book!  Whoot Whoot!!!


97 Books
32,533 Pages
12 Participants
* Not to brag, but...ahem...with 12 participants we beat out Joplin's "69" books and Missouri State Library's "41" books.   Oh! and STLCC we read about 8 books each compared to your 5.7 each.


95 Books
32,877 Pages
13 Participants
* 6,702 more pages than STLCC!!!  We're Gunning for you!!

66 books equaling 18671 pages!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


     STLCC is missing a lot of our regular readers.  Lots of us are away for the summer, but those of us left to swelter in our book filled havens still did our thing.

Reporting in with:

20 participants
99 books/magazines
26,175 pages.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jefferson County Library June Totals

Jefferson County Library book totals for June:  

Total Books = 33
Total Pages = 9,878 pages
Total Readers = 5

We are few but we are mighty!

Friday, July 6, 2012

U City Totals for June

Total books:  60
Total pages:  18,817
Participants:  9

We're continuing to kick butt and take names! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

May Stats for The River Readers of Jefferson City....

69 books=23,885 pages!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

May totals for SGCL

Here's how we did in May:

Books: 69
Pages: 21,578
Participants: 9


We may have lost some of our participants due to summer vacation but, we still managed to put up some good numbers.  Yes, that's right fellow competitors, we are still in it to win it!  Check out these stats and please, don't cry, it will all be okay.  LOL

Number of Participants:     23
Number of Books:                131
Number of Pages:                 33,581

Thursday, June 7, 2012

May Totals for U City

Total Books:  63
Total Pages:  18,289
Total Participants:  10

We're cranking up our summer reading by reading the longest books we can find.  Quality over quantity for us!