Monday, December 3, 2018

SLPL November 2018 totals

Tom Hardy reads
The SLPL team this month did our best to keep up our reading.

8 people
read 61 books
for a total of 17,191 pages

Not too bad -- and we're already moving on to logging our December reads!!  

UCPL November totals

Let's make this a thing instead of the green-book trees.
 12 bloggers
74 books
22,226 pages

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Number of Bloggers:  6
Number of Books Read:  23

Number of Pages Read: 7471

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Friday, November 2, 2018

SLPL team totals

Peter Falk reads. He can't believe October is finished.
In October, the St. Louis Public Library (SLPL team)'s stats were:

10 people
read 75 books
for a total of 20,879 pages
(with a bonus of 3 books with "color in the title")

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Missouri State Library October Stats

Books: 96
Pages: 33,707
Participants: 9


Number of Bloggers:  5
Number of Books Read:  22
Number of Pages Read:  7484

UCPL totals!

10 bloggers

103 books
31,618 pages

Reporting blog totals is all we can handle with our candy hangovers!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Peaceful transition

We pride ourselves here on a tradition of peaceful transition of power.  That doesn't mean it is easy to let go. Take a look at MMRL's hand off to MOSL.

This name plate is in the mail today.
Congrats again to the MISSOURI STATE LIBRARY!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

And the winner is...

Missouri State Library Book Blog 

FYI - the Missouri State Library doesn't have time for your excuses, this team read like the wind blowing on a mountain top.  They rather handily handed the rest of us our hats this year.
Actually many teams did a great job this year but the big competition was for second place.  Runners up include:
2nd place - JCL reads
4th place - MRRL River Readers
6th place - SJPL Reads

We are hoping for some photos of the trophy exchange...there was a "mix-up" at MLA that resulted in a delivery problem.  Luckily the trophy is staying in Jefferson City so it will be easily sorted.

Congrats to all the teams for another year of heated competition.  Let's see if we can get that trophy to travel a little further next year!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Number of Bloggers:  7
Number of Books Read:  21

Number of Pages Read:  7060

Monday, October 1, 2018

UCPL September totals

9 bloggers
76 books
25,592 pages

SLPL team September totals

 This month, the SLPL team welcomed some new members to the team!!!  

In September:
9 bloggers
read 69 books
totaling 21,732 pages

And the new reading season is off to a roaring start!!

Devo reads. With guest drummer/reader Fred Armisen.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018

River Readers

I am not sure what has happened this summer,
but I obviously didn't get stats posted!

142 books read
45310 pages read
19 name in title books
5 pirate books
22 readers

122 books read
39646 pages read
11 name in title books
3 pirate books
20 readers

119 books read
36529 pages read
32 name in title books
5 pirate books
17 readers

Missouri State Library August Stats

Books: 165
Pages: 53,853
Participants: 9

Congratulations to all as we come to the end of another wonderful competition year! 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

We need a winner!

Teams:  It is time to submit your information so we can see who will take home this lovely trophy for the next year.  Submit info here. Will anyone be able to wrestle this away from River Readers?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Boy, these seasons sure go by fast!  We started a NEW one on September 1, 2018.  We are still mining your wildcard suggestions from our last survey and admiring your creativity.  This year (September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019) our categories will be:

1. Books with a color in the title.
2. Books whose author's LAST name ends with the letter "M"
3. Team members born in odd numbered years.

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!


Number of Bloggers:  2
Number of Books Read: 7

Number of Pages Read: 2495

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

St. Joseph Public Library August 2018 Stats

SJPLReads August 2018 Stats:

Readers: 3
Books Read: 11
Pages Read: 4,255

UCPL August totals

7 bloggers
71 books
21,340 pages

SLPL team August stats

August marked the end of the year's worth of Challenge reading and we've got some big numbers:

In August,
7 people
read 65 books
for a total of 21,040 pages

Thanks to ALL of the SLPL team members for your posts and pages!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

JCL Reads July Stats

Better late than never! :)

JCL Reads (Jefferson County Library) July Stats:

62 Books
18,182 Pages
10 Readers

Friday, August 10, 2018

SCCCLD Stats for JULY!

Number of Bloggers:  2
Number of Books Read:  6

Number of Pages Read:  1691

SCC Library Reads - June and July Stats!

We can't believe another Book Challenge year is almost done! Here are our June and July stats:

June Totals
Total participants: 2

Total books: 3

Total pages: 762

July Totals
Total participants: 3

Total books: 15

Total pages: 4,071

Thursday, August 2, 2018

SLPL July totals

This month, SLPL team had
7 people
read 79 books
for a total of 22,936 pages

We lost some team members over the summer, but we're determine to get in some serious page counts in August!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

St. Joseph Public Library - March through June 2018 Stats


June 2018:

Books: 21
Readers: 4
Pages: 7,213

May 2018:

Books: 12
Readers: 3
Pages: 3,884

April 2018:

Books: 18
Readers: 3
Pages: 5,664

March 2018:

Books: 17
Readers: 4
Pages: 6,018

Thursday, July 5, 2018


Number of Bloggers:  2
Number of Books Read:  5
Number of Pages Read:  1,510

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

SLPL June totals

Despite the heat and humidity in June (and the departure of one of our team members), the SLPL team still managed to compete!

In June,
8 people
read 76 books
for a total of 24,212 pages


Monday, June 25, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

SCC Library Reads - May 2018 Totals

SCC Library's May Totals!

Total participants: 5

Total books: 20

Total pages: 4,743

Friday, June 15, 2018

River Readers

Have I really not posted stats yet this year???  It has been busy and I am a slacker!

Total Books Read: 186
Total Pages Read: 54,874
Total participants: 25
Average pages/book: 295

Total Books Read: 145
Total Pages Read: 40,532
Total participants: 24
Average pages/book: 280

Total Books Read: 150
Total Pages Read: 46,199
Total participants: 22
Average pages/book: 308

Total Books Read: 129
Total Pages Read: 38,840
Total participants: 19
Average pages/book: 301

Total Books Read: 163
Total Pages Read: 44,425
Total participants: 22
Average pages/book: 273

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SCCCLD May Stats

SCCCLD Stats for MAY!
Number of Bloggers:  1
Number of Books Read:  7

Number of Pages Read:  2345

Saturday, June 2, 2018

SLPL Team totals for May, 2018

This month,
8 bloggers
read 97 books
for a total of 27,825 pages!!

And we're all ready for our Summer Reading!!!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

JCL Reads April Totals

Better late than never!

JCL Reads April Totals:
- 36 Books
- 10 Readers
- 11,553 Pages

Monday, May 14, 2018

SCC Library Reads! February - April 2018 Totals

Well this is a little embarrassing... This post will look to pay catch-up for the past few months!

February 2018
Total Participants: 4
Total Books: 12
Total Pages: 3,160

March 2018
Total Participants: 4
Total Books: 14
Total Pages: 2,894

April - N/A, but get excited for May!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SCCCLD April Totals

SCCCLD Stats for April!
Number of Bloggers:  5
Number of Books Read:  25

Number of Pages Read:  8242

Monday, April 2, 2018

UCPL March totals

8 bloggers
66 books
21,623 pages

SLPL March stats

In March, 2018 the SLPL had:

9 bloggers

read 134 books
for a total of 38,038 pages.


An extra shout-out goes to Krista R. who read a whopping 10,561 pages in March!!