[su_spacer size=”10″]The kids have made their choices and the books are on their way for the 12th annual Wyoming Reads celebration on May 16, 2017. The Natrona County Public Library has been sending out final book orders this month, thanks to the hard work of Kate Mutch, Jerry Jones, and the rest of the dedicated staff at the NCPL.
Wyoming Reads encourages literacy by providing a book to every first grade student in the state. This year, an expected 7,550 children will participate. Each child gets to pick the one title they’d like to keep from six picture book choices. Sample kits are sent to schools in the months before the event so that students can familiarize themselves with the choices and decide which one they love most.
The most popular book this year was Groovy Joe. It garnered 30% of the total orders—nearly 1,900 books for that one title! The other selections this year were Mother Bruce, The Most Magnificent Thing, Strictly No Elephants, Hoot and Peep, and Good Night, Baddies.