Pick up a book with the USN community

How many pages can USN students, families, faculty, and staff read in one week? Read Across USN Week, our one-week schoolwide reading challenge, is Friday, March 1 through Friday, March 8. An evening of family run and read-alouds will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Hassenfeld Library.
By Kate Pritchard, Library Director

How many pages can our school community read in one week? Today marks the start of Read Across USN Week, our one-week school-wide reading challenge. Find out how you can participate.

Tracking sheets went home with students this week so they can begin recording the number of pages they read from Friday, March 1, through Thursday, March 7. Page counts may also be submitted through the library website. Library staff will collect all trackers on Friday, March 8 and reveal the final count after we return from Spring Break. Participation is entirely voluntary, but we hope many of you will join in and help us reach our goal of 25,000 pages.

To help build the excitement about this challenge, USN is hosting a Community Night in Hassenfeld Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, featuring fun activities like a Hassenfeld Library BINGO game, a Nashville Public Library card sign-up station and an opportunity to create custom READ posters for individuals or families. There will also be refreshments, special guest readers, and of course, plenty of books to help keep you turning pages.

Families are always welcome in our library, and this celebration is our way of inviting you in and showing you all that Hassenfeld Library has to offer. Whether you stop by for 10 minutes or stay for an hour, we hope to see you there.
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