You did it! The community-wide reading goal of 200,000 minutes was met on Saturday, June 13, just 13 days into the summer reading games! Congrats to Hoosier Hills Food Bank, who will receive a $2,000 check from the Friends of the Library.
Since then, you’ve far surpassed this goal and have made it all the way to 539,745 minutes, as of Monday morning, June 29! In fact, the Library now has a new goal for summer reading––1 million minutes!
Should this goal be met, some staff members have pledged personal donations totaling $1,525 to various community organizations of their choice. The organizations these staff members have selected include:
- Shalom Community Center
- Hotels 4 Homeless
- Middle Way House
- Banneker Community Center
- Stages Bloomington
- Friends of the Library
Other monetary donations continue to serve as benchmark prizes within the games themselves, benefiting Shalom Community Center, Youth Services Bureau, and Stepping Stones. Additionally, many books and/or games have already been donated to Little Free Libraries, and to area daycares and camp groups, including The Nest, the daycare at New Hope for Families.
Keep tracking your minutes through August 1 to continue to support our community and earn tickets towards prize drawings. You can still register to play too!