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YUHSD libraries launch annual reading challenge

SLHS librarian helping student on computerLibrarians on campuses across Yuma Union High School District started the 2021-22 district reading challenge this week. It is the fourth consecutive year librarians have offered a creative twist to support student literacy.

This year's district-wide reading challenge is called, "Reading from A to Z!"

Students can participate by reading 26 books, each representing a letter from the alphabet, and writing a subsequent review of each book. The book title or author's first or last name must start with the letter being checked off. Counting the same book for multiple letters is not permitted. Submissions are accepted through the library’s Canvas course or can be turned into the school librarian.

“YUHSD campus libraries continue to support their students’ literacy and reading goals by providing competition and incentives for them to dig into a book and find something new to be excited about,” Cibola High School Librarian Amanda Coltman said. “I am excited to see what students will encounter as they expand their horizons and increase their literacy skills with this year’s program.”

The top three students with the most books read on April 29, 2022 wins. Prizes are as follows: Small prize - Won after each submitted review read and evaluated; First place - $40 Barnes & Noble Gift Card; Second place - $30 Barnes & Noble Gift Card; and Third place - $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Please note: all prizes are provided through donations or are personally donated by librarians.

YUHSD Librarians include: Cait Zaksheske at Yuma High School, Amanda Coltman at Cibola High School, Peggy Evans at Gila Ridge High School, RJ Kiekevold at Kofa High School, and Lourdes Aranda at San Luis High School.

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Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org