Saturday, August 30, 2008

45,000 Good Reads

Robert Munsch's Stephanie's Ponytail is one of the 45,000 good reads experienced by the kids in Crescent Valley, New Brunswick's largest public housing neighbourhood.

The 45,000 refers to the total number of books read over the past six summers (according to Summer Reading Club stats) plus the number of books borrowed from the bookwagon over the 200+ trips made since December 2003.

The yearly breakdown looks like this:

- 4,000 books recorded read in 2003 Storytent program
- 4,400 books recorded read in 2004 Storytent program
- 5,694 books recorded read in 2005 Storytent program
- 4,882 books recorded read in 2006 Storytent program
- 5023 books recorded read in 2007 Storytent program
- 4,414 books recorded read in 2008 Storytent program
sub total = 28,413
- 17,224 running total from Bookwagon
- 45,637

By the way, Stephanie's Ponytail and two other Munsch classics, The Paperbag Princess and Mortimer, are easily the most-often read books in Storytent, with Phoebe Gilman's Jillian Jiggs close behind.