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I Love to Read Week Celebrated
Blind date with a Book.
Hickman County High students received free books during I Love to Read Week.
Book Crush bulletin board
Students received free books, magazines.
Team scavenger hunt at HCHS for I Love to Read Week

Just In Time for the Snow

(Clinton, KY) - The wind chill is dangerously low, there is a foot of snow on the ground outside, and school has been cancelled for the rest of the week. What is there to do while sitting around the house? How about curling up with a new book?

Just in time for the big snow storm, students at Hickman County High School recently celebrated "I Love to Read" Week with a school-wide book giveaway held in the high school library. Throughout the week, each student had the opportunity to take home and read one book or magazine of choice--absolutely free!

Students chose from among hundreds of free books, both new and like new, which were sorted by genre for easier selection. With categories ranging from adventure to romance or from biography to mystery, etc., shopping for a free book proved to be an exciting experience for both avid and otherwise reluctant readers. As a result of this event, approximately one out of every two students chose to take home something new to read.

In addition to visiting the book giveaway, students were encouraged to participate in a variety of other reading activities such as Blind Date with a Book, posting a Book Crush, completing a Famous Literary Couples Scavenger Hunt, and competing to see who could accumulate the most AR points during the week.

On the last day of the book giveaway, students who wanted more books were given the option of returning to select additional items. For example, one high school student came back in and asked if she could get a few books for her younger brother who was unable to attend.

To wrap up the week's events, the following door prize winners were announced: Blind Date with a Book--May Boaz, Book Crush--Sarah Gardner, and Scavenger Hunt--Kayla Michelle Boaz and Kinsey Lock. Eighth grade student, Ethan Jackson, was the overall winner who earned the most AR points for the week--a total of 52 points!


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