What we’re reading: Buck-A-Book Week edition

This week, Sarah got money to read books.

OK, not really. But it’s Buck-A-Book Week, a fundraiser to support our town’s Literacy Council and its programs, and for each book kids read, they can collect pledges to go toward local literacy programs.

Sarah pledged to read 10 books – and I’m proud to say she reached her goal!

As she was reading, I snapped photos of her with each book, and we added a special message to a supporter on each one of the pictures.

So here’s a look at what we’re reading, photographic-like, with shout-outs to those who have helped Sarah raise more than $175 for the York County Literacy Council!

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

Books read for Buck-A-Book Week 2013

And for those who’d like to know more, here’s a list of the 10 books pictured:

Many thanks to all of Sarah’s sponsors – we had a lot of fun “reading for you!” Special thanksΒ to a sponsor who is not pictured (because we have a special photo gift for her still to come) – my mom, Joan Concilio.

Another special thanks goes out to everyone who supports Sarah’s love of reading, both by recommending great books, lending books to us and buying us books!

Those of you who are our Facebook friends know that for her coming 13th birthday, ALL Sarah has asked for is giftcards to Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble to go book-browsing!

I’ve got no problem with that!

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10 thoughts on “What we’re reading: Buck-A-Book Week edition

  1. I love this! What a great idea to take a picture and give a dedication for each book. This would be a great idea to encourage late or relucatant readers as well. (I might have to use this idea for my late reading boys.) I love the list, too. I am going to check them out.

    • Phyllis, I think that would be great!! I hadn’t thought of it until I was trying to find a way to do something nice for our sponsors in this fundraiser, but now I can see ways I could adapt this for lots of things, from Christmas-gift thank-yous to other projects!

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