Wednesday, December 18, 2013


20,744 PAGES

Monday, December 16, 2013

JCL Reads Totals for November

JCL Reads (Jefferson County Library) Totals for November

I'm blaming the snow for my late posting, completely ignoring the virtual aspect of the activity that makes it not impacted by weather at all.  

100 Books
14 Readers
25,399 Pages

LDRL Readers - Reading Up a Storm!

November went by so quickly! 

Luckily some of the Little Dixie Librarian's had a chance to read and review some great (and not so great) books this month!

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
317 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
345 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
65 Pages and Published 2013

Reviewed By S. Gully
448 Pages and Published in 2006

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
40 pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed By S. Gully
48 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed By K. Hayden
252 Pages and Published in 2012

Reviewed By K. Hayden
736 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
100 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
384 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
90 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by Brunette Librarian
368 Pages and Published in 2013

Reviewed by K. Hayden
327 Pages and Published in 2013

Total Books Reviewed: 13
# of Pages Read: 3,520

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Here we ARE!!!

Sorry, I haven't posted SCCCLD's stats for the past few months.  I've been busy staring at my reflection in my new Office paper weight.

One Trophy to Rule them All!

# of Books: 82
# of Pages: 25,193
# of Participants: 19
# of Books: 103
# of Pages: 31,719
# of Participants: 16
# of Books: 74
# of Pages: 23,131
# of Participants: 13

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

MRRL River Readers November Books

Total Books Read: 116
Total Pages Read: 34,539
Total participants: 19
Average pages/book: 298

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Missouri State Library November Stats

Books read:  25

Pages read:  7500

Participants:  7

We were busy making Tanksgivin kards with kitties.

November 2013 Stats for the St. Joseph Public Library:
     Number of Readers:  8
     Number of Books:  25
     Number of Pages:  9,113

Monday, December 2, 2013

UCPL November totals

Who doesn't need a hug this time of year?
Books/pages for our team:

Total participants: 9

SLPL November Totals

Somewhere in between the stuffing, the turkey, the pumpkin pie, and the subsequent food coma, St. Louis Public Library managed to read a LOT.

We had:
9 participants
41 books
17,986 pages

Joplin November Totals

We had:

11 participants
58 books
14,465 pages

We are grateful for books and free time to read them!

SCC Library November 2013 Totals

In spite of our food comas we got some quality reading in this month ;)

Total participants: 9

Total books read: 31

Total pages: 9,408

Saturday, November 16, 2013

SLPL October Totals

SLPL got off to a slow start. In October, we had 2 bloggers who read a total of 9 books and 2,626 pages. But we're gathering blog authors like crazy, and we're planning on being contenders from here on out!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

STLCC Reporting October Results on this Cold November Morning


We hope you're all keeping warm.  Talk about a great day to snuggle up with a good book! We've evidently been snuggling up a little more latelyHere's the straight stuff:

22 people read
81 books for a total of
22,603 pages

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Team Alert

SLPL has a dream.  They dream of taking home our book challenge trophy! Keep dreaming SLPL, we will see if you have what it takes to compete.

St. Louis Public Library's Blog

Team captains, you can add this link to your blog rolls if you like.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jefferson County Library Stats for October

JCL Reads - Jefferson County Library stats for October:

120 Books 
24,381 Pages
13 very prolific Readers

Whoooooooo read a lot in October?
We did!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Missouri State Library October Stats

Books read:  57

Pages read: 

Participants:  9
Pumcat is impressed!

MRRL River ReadersOctober Reads

Total Books Read: 119

Total Pages Read: 35,879

Total participants: 20

Average pages/book: 302

We are starting the year off strong!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

October Totals for Joplin

Total Books: 48
Total Pages: 14,255
Total Participants: 10

We didn't let no ghosties keep us from reading this month.

October 2013 Stats from SJPL

No one from the St. Joseph Public Library found time to read the book about stray shopping carts.  There's always next month!
October 2013 Stats:
Number of participants:  12
Number of Books Read:  62
Total Number of Pages:  21,191

SCC Library October 2013 Totals

31 books, 31 days - go us!

Total participants: 6

Total books read: 31

Total pages read: 10,080

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fontbonne Reads! September Totals

After a short cry about our major loss last season, we realized we started a month later than everyone else. This year we are here for the FULL duration of the competition. Look out!

September: 21 books, 5,979 pages, 3 readers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

New Teams!

A big welcome to St. Joseph Public Library and Little Dixie Regional who have just made it that much harder to win the trophy next year!  Look for links to their new blogs in the blog roll on the right.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MRRL River Reader

We came in 2nd this year, but plan to be back on top in 2014! Congrats to SCCCLD! 

September Stats:

Total Books Read: 92
Total Pages Read: 28790
Total participants: 17

Monday, October 7, 2013

We're number three! We're number three! - JCL Sept Totals

We're number three!  We're number three!

Slowly we creep up - we were number four in 2012.

September totals for JCL Reads: 
- 9 Readers
- 65 Books
- 21,312 pages

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Winner Winner! Team Awesome takes it!

St. Charles City-County Library District team captain Laura Pirondi accepts the trophy for our 2013 winners 'Team Awesome'.

Yes, that trophy will travel.  Your team could win it next year.  But first, you will have to beat out this crew...
This is an early picture of the crowd that attended the MLA presentation "The Joy of Blogging" and many of them seem to be ready to unseat any/all of us for the trophy.

Which brings us to our final results for our 2013 season:
1.  St. Charles City-County Library District - "Team Awesome"
2.  Missouri River Regional Library - "River Readers"
3.  Jefferson County Library
4.  SCC - St. Charles Community College
5.  MOSL - Missouri State Library
6.  Joplin Public Library
7.  Brentwood Public Library
8.  Fontbonne University

Congrats to all and good luck capturing the trophy for our 2014 season.  Stay tuned for a scoring survey and other new ideas.

UCPL September totals

We feel a little misunderstood, just like this poor shark.  We are coming after you.

9 participants in September 2013
40 total books
11,924 total pages

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Joplin September Totals

New Scoring Year, New Chance to Win!!!
Books: 65
Pages: 18,890
Participants: 11

Trophy Time

Are you at MLA?  Friday's "Joy of Blogging" session at 9:00 a.m. includes our award ceremony.  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SCC Library September 2013 Totals

It's a new "year" and we are PUMPED (as Maru is clearly demonstrating) - bring it on, readers! ;)

Total participants: 8

Total books read: 30

Total pages read: 9,028

Missouri State Library September Stats

Books read:  32

Pages read: 

Participants:  8 
Grumpy Cat is sad because summer is over. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013


Who is ready to win the trophy?  Because we have one on order!  Will your team's name be engraved on this beauty?  Time to fill in your scores for the months of January 2013 - August 2013.  Click here for the scoring link. Post any questions to comments and we will do our best to answer them or drop us a line.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

STLCC Reporting for Prizes! LOL

You asked for the book count for STLCC, you got it!
15 Readers read
76 Books for a total of
20,608 Pages

Not bad for a bunch of slackers, huh?  LOL

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

MRRL's River Readers August Totals

Total Books Read: 161
Total Pages Read: 50274
Total participants: 21

We are excited to report that we have read a total of 1,045 books with 316,803 pages this year! We have had 25 staff members participating! This has been a good year for River Readers. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

SCC Library August 2013 Totals

Total Participants: 7

Total Books Read: 30

Total Pages Read: 9,847

Joplin August Totals

We kind of went down a little on totals, but we're still reading away.

Books: 53
Pages: 13,629
Participants: 9

SCCCLD ROCKS!!! Aug. Stats.

Yes, even the Smith family are stunned by our Awesomeness!

# of Books: 142
# of Pages: 42,220
# of Participants: 16

*If you can't tell, I'm super happy with my team this month.  :)

Missouri State Library August Stats

Books read:  48

Pages read: 

Participants:  7 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

STLCC Finally reporting on July totals

The gang at STLCC has been doing their fair share of reading but not up to our standards.  Here's the breakdown:
16 people 
71 books
20,852 pages

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tick tock - our season is coming to a close

Our reading season ends in a few days

Remember back in December when we decided to shift our competition season to allow us to award a trophy at the MLA conference in October?  Well this is only an approximation of how awesome that trophy will be.  Ours will be all in MADE FROM GOLD and will be taller than any 2 librarians standing on each others shoulders.*  AND it will be awarded to our winning team early in October.

So what does this mean for you?  Finish up any blogging about books you have read from Jan - end of Aug.  Team captains:  The scoring worksheet will be available soon.  All: Start heavy reading rotation September 1 as we head into our first FULL year under the new system. Back to school is nothing compared to back to the MISSOURI BOOK CHALLENGE!

*or be as grand and large as we can afford.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

SCCCLD is soooo Cool!

We are as awesome and destructive as a Sharknado!!!

July Stats:

# of Books: 106
# of Pages: 30,672
# of Readers: 13

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


This is the Final month of the competition correct??

This has been fun, but sadly all things must come to an end.  - Thanks, Laura from SCC(the greatest team ever)CLD!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Missouri State Library July Stats

Books read: 30

Pages read: 8,697

Participants: 7

Another low month for us, but Grumpy cat makes everything better!