Summer Reading Club by the Numbers

The 2009 Summer Reading Club has come to an end, and thanks to you it was an incredible success!

21,248 young people signed up for the Summer Reading Club (1,456 more than last year)

11,382 young people completed the Summer Reading Club (1,192 more than last year)

71,008 books were read by teen participants

392 teens volunteered as Teen Crew members and helped the program run smoothly

7,060.1 hours were volunteered by our Teen Crew members (an average of 18 hours per teen)

Thank you to everyone for making this year’s Summer Reading Club such a huge success!

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4 Responses to “Summer Reading Club by the Numbers”

  1. Tai Says:

    Hi, I was just wondering, when did you release the winners of the Teen Reading Club? This is for the Grand Rapids Cascade Branch.

  2. Kip Says:

    Hi Tai,

    Winners were chosen and contacted right after Summer Reading Club ended on August 15th. Thanks so much for taking part and I hope you try again next year!

    Kip, Cascade Branch.

  3. Holly Says:

    i read all those books for nothing. i could have been doing something way better than reading. i feel like that was a waste of my summer. i didnt even get a little prize

  4. Rita Says:


    We are sorry you are disappointed to not win anything during the KDL Teen Summer Reading Club. KDL has limited resources for incentives and our Teen Advisory Groups told us that they would rather read for a chance to win a big prize rather than spend the money on little prizes for everyone. Perhaps you don’t agree. With over 5,000 teens participating in the summer reading club, even a little $1.00 prize for everyone adds up to a lot of money! In any case, we hope that you read some really great books this summer!

    KDL Youth Specialist