Help the Library win the million page challenge

A gauntlet has been thrown! Hood River County Library District has been issued a Million Page Challenge by the Pendleton Public Library and a combined team of the Harney & Lake County Libraries. This three-way race is to see which library’s patrons can reach one million pages first. With help from patrons, Hood River County could win.

Libraries will count pages of library materials read by people aged 16 and over between Feb. 1 and March 15, 2015. The library that reaches a million pages first wins bragging rights. If no library has reached a million pages by March 15, the library with the most pages read wins.

Patrons can stop by any Hood River County Library District location to pick up a bookmark to track their reading, or they can keep track themselves on any piece of paper.

Books, magazines, newspapers, e-books, and audiobooks checked out from the library all count. They must be started and finished during the challenge period to win. Participants will need to record the title and number of pages they read or listen to. To count audiobook and e-book “pages,” library staff can help look up the number of pages of a print book of the same title. Pages can be turned in any time at any Hood River County Library District location.

For more information, please contact the Hood River County Library District at 541-386-2535,, or visit their website at

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