Join town leaders in Hamilton and Wenham by taking the 2016 “Readers are Leaders” reading challenge.
Copies of the reading challenge list are available online or hard copies are available at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. Print out the list or just keep a tally on your computer as the year goes by to be eligible for a prize at the end of 2016, donated by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.
The contest was organized by Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Director Jan Dempsey and based on a suggestion by Hamilton Town Manager Michael Lombardo.
So what are the leaders of Hamilton and Wenham reading from the reading challenge list?
Lombardo is reading “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr, which is a “book you’ve been meaning to read”. He just started it and likes it a lot.
He just finished “Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, which is “a book chosen for you…”.
Wenham Town Administrator Peter Lombardo is reading “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough and “In the Heart of the Sea – The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel Philbrick. The first book has allowed Lombardi to time-travel with a historical or science fiction book and the second one has a movie or TV tie-in.
Lombardi promises “more to come as the year goes on.”
The rules are few and very simple – be 11 years of age or older, read 10 books in any format (audio, print, e-book or e-audio) during 2016 that match the suggestion list and fill out th form completely (one per person) and give it to a library staff person for the drawing on Dec. 30, 2016.