A recent report by Pew Research shows that for the second year in a row nearly a quarter of the nation didn’t read one book, which the report clarified as a paperback, audiobook, or tablet.
In the face of this epidemic, the Lovington Public Library will be encouraging residents to come together and read during the month of February. The library has set a community reading goal of 750 books, and everyone of all ages is asked to participate. All formats of books will qualify to help reach the goal. Stop by the library to enter the weekly drawing and inform the staff on how many books you have been reading. Each book will bring the goal a step closer. The library will feature many new materials for the whole family. Many of the new books were made available through a Libri Foundation grant sponsored by the Friends of the Lovington Public Library. To celebrate the community’s success, a culmination of the event will be held at noon Saturday, March 1. Performing at the library will be Abra-Kid-Abra, a St. Louis magician.
For more information, contact the Lovington Public Library at 873-4688.