Our readers read a stupendous amount this year. Not only did they meet the Whitefish Credit Union challenge to raise $500 for the Whitefish Lake Institute, but they read enough to earn 1,503 prize tickets.
Let’s put that in perspective:
Each one of those prize tickets means that a reader crossed off a row in their reading log. Each book on that row meant an average (of the 4 reading levels in the Challenge) of 31.25 minutes was read. Eight books on a row, so 8 books x 31.25 minutes means each row = 250 minutes of reading.
250 minutes in a row x 1,503 tickets = 375,750 minutes of reading.
Divide that by 60 (minutes in an hour) and you get 6,262.5 hours of reading.
Divide that by 24 (hours in a day) and you have 260.93 days of reading. Remember, this is reading during the entire 24 hours in the day.
Divide that by 7 (days in a week) and you get 37.28 weeks of reading.
Divide that by 4 (weeks in a month) and you get 9.32 months of reading – 24/7!
OUR READERS ROCK!