WV Reads 150 program announced

WEIRTON – The Mary H. Weir Public Library, West Virginia Library Commission and West Virginia Center for the Book invite residents to participate in the reading challenge, “West Virginia Reads 150,” celebrating the state’s 150th anniversary in 2013.

West Virginians are encouraged to read 150 books in any format, including print, e-book and downloadable text, from any source during 2013. Books can be on any topic, fiction or nonfiction, but must be read by Dec. 31.

Those participating may read the 150 books individually or create teams to read collectively. Teams may have up to 15 members and must choose a name and select a team leader to keep track of books read. Teams must register at the Mary H. Weir Library.

All ages and groups are welcome to participate, including families, friends, co-workers, clubs and school children. Those children too young to read on their own may have their parents read to them. Families can use their summer reading program reading count toward their West Virginia Reads 150 goal.

To register for the program, visit the library commission website at www.librarycommission.wv.gov or visit the Mary H. Weir Library.