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  • Graffiti Plate – November

    101_0472Inside the back cover of our 2011 Pass the Book title, Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, you’ll find a graffiti plate, where we’ve given you chance to pass a message to future readers of your book.  Each month we’ll post a comment thread here to give you the chance to share your comment with other participants of Pass the Book. Add a note inside the back cover, copy it here if you’d like to, and pass your copy of Pay the Piper on to another reader.

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  • Where can I get a Pass the Book copy of Pay the Piper?

    passthebook-final11 copyPass the Book 2011 starts today! Our specially-marked copies of Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple are now available.

    Would you like to register, read and pass the book? Look for the Pass the Book display and ask for a copy at your nearest branch of Howard County Library, or check in with the media specialist at your school, who has copies of the book to share.

    Remember, our goal is to follow these books across the country and around the world, so register, read and pass the book. Check back here for challenges, trivia games, and our weekly by the numbers reports. We can’t wait to see where you’ll pass the book!

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  • Tonight: Pass the Book Celebration

    Celebrate with us as Pass the Book 2011 begins and the inaugural year ends. 50 lucky teens will be the first to pick up and register a new copy of Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple, our 2011 Pass the Book selection.

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    Remember The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld as you create Slither repellents and answer Midnighter trivia. Get to know Pay the Piper as you play Rock Band and sing karaoke. Enter for a chance to win door prizes, like signed copies of The Secret Hour. A completed permission slip is required to attend this event.

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  • Pass the Book Celebration

    pay the piperCelebrate the closing of the inaugural year of Pass the Book and the beginning of Pass the Book 2011 by joining us at the East Columbia Branch for a lock-in. Remember The Secret Hour as you create Slither repellents and answer Midnighter trivia. Get to know Pay the Piper as you play Rock Band and sing karaoke.

    Enter for a chance to win door prizes, like signed copies of The Secret Hour. Fifty lucky readers will be the first to pick up a copy of the brand new 2011 Pass the Book, Pay the Piper. The event begins at 7pm and ends at 11pm. Please print and complete a permission slip in order to attend. Bring the completed permission slip with you on the night of the event.

    Register online to attend our celebration, or call 410.313.7700.

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  • Pass the Book by the Numbers – Friday October 1, 2010

    alaskaAs October begins, and we get ever closer to kicking off Pass the Book 2011, we have some exciting Pass the Book news to report as pass the Book enters Alaska, the seventeenth state to play host to a Pass the Book book. Last week, book 604, a copy of Looking for Alaska by John Green sent to us by the Pass the Book team at Indiana Marion County Public Library, reappeared at Savage Branch after nine months of unregistered freedom out in the world. Thanks to our friends at the Alaska desk of the Pavilion of the States at the National Book Festival, book 604 has made up for lost time, traveling quickly from Laurel, MD to Anchorage, Alaska, a distance of 4320 road miles.  This is our second-longest pass, behind only book 484‘s first pass to China.

    Our book 604 is IMCPL’s book 0002, and this book becomes their 297th registration and the 3rd farthest book from Indiana, 3762 road miles away from its starting point. In other news closer to home, book 295 was registered for the fourth time in Hanover MD on September 19. Here are the details:

    295 Hanover, MD 21076, USA 9/19/2010 14:20
    604 Laurel, MD, USA 9/24/2010 15:12
    604 Anchorage, AK 99516, USA 9/30/2010 2:14
    • Books have been registered 322 times since we launched Pass the Book in October 2009.604_Alaska
    • 227 copies of The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld are being actively registered and passed.
    • Book 562 has been registered six times.
    • Book 446 has been registered five times.
    • Four books have been registered four times.
    • Sixteen books have been registered three times
    • Fifty-two books have been registered twice.

    We’re closing in on Teen Read Week 2010, the October 15 launch event for Pass the Book 2011 (for which you’ll need this permission slip), and the October 18 systemwide roll-out of our 2011 book selection. Check back next week for a new post every day providing details of Pass the Book 2011, and please continue to register, read and pass the book!

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  • Challenge (#12)

    We challenge you to think about our Pass the Book, Scott Westerfeld’s The Secret Hour!   Post an answer and be entered into a prize drawing.  (Remember to keep it fun and keep it clean.)

    This week’s challenge is….

    Tell us how you got your book.  Did it come from across the street or across the country?  Did you best friend pass it to you?  Did you dive into it right away…or did you wait a while to read, register and pass?  Who will you pass it to when you are finished?

    Post your answers in the comments below, before midnight on Monday, January 18, 2010, and we’ll put your name in a drawing for a free personal pan pizza.  (Thanks Pizza Hut!)  We contact winners using the e-mail addresses you give us, so don’t forget to check your inbox.

    Didn’t find this challenge until after January 18?  Don’t worry!  Post your answer, anyway, and we’ll put your name in another drawing at the end of Pass the Book (in October 2010.)

    Remember to read, register, and pass.  Good luck!

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