Reading Together Blog

By the Numbers...

Although there is still one more Reading Together related event in 2011, I wanted to report out on the success of the program. Check out these numbers!

• Over 1,700 copies of the book and audiobook circulated

• Over 800 readers attended the Tracy Kidder program on March 10 at Chenery Auditorium

1,063 patrons attended one of the 13 events with an average of 82 at each event!

The above numbers show that over 3,500 individuals either read Strength in What Remains, attended an event or both. So if you average this number over the six weeks we celebrated Kidder’s novel, over 580 a week participated in Reading Together! This does not even include the many community book clubs and partnering libraries who hosted events.

I would like to thank the Steering Committee, Community Partners, and Sponsors for making it another great year.


Strength in What Remains
Kevin King