Our Winter Reading Challenge was a lot of fun with 37 students, faculty, and staff taking part in it as a way to find book recommendations and motivation to read, as well as challenging themselves to read different genres. It ran from December 8th 2020 through February 28th 2021. See some stats from the Challenge below.
In addition to using the collaborative work tool, Quip, to log books, and comment on others titles, there were two Lattes with Librarians virtual book chats. These relaxed conversations were a fun way in engage through our shared interest in reading. The January one involved a bingo game with a reading theme and the March event included announcing prize winners and a discussion of the town of Fairfield's 2021 One Book One Town selection, Punching the Air.
Winter Reading Challenge prizes were co-sponsored by the Library, Fairfield University Bookstore, Marketing & Communications Department, and Health & Wellness Committee.
We are planning to offer our second Summer Reading Challenge starting in May which will have a different format (no categories) and of course more prizes!