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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > The 200 Club The 200 Club

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will be celebrating 200 years of reading as part of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration. Participants in “The 200 Club” will be encouraged to either read 200 books or read, or be read to, for 200 hours during 2016. Book need not be borrowed from the Andrews Library to qualify for the program. Rewards for monthly achievements will be given throughout the year. The 200 Club will finish on Saturday, December 12 with an Indiana birthday party as well as a 200 Club awards celebration.

Q&A with Legacy Project Coordinator Laura Whiteleather

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your Legacy Project?

  • We had 38 people participate in the 200 Club reading program. Ages of the participants ranged from 7-85. 24 readers completed the 200 book/hour goal. We feel the program promoted an awareness of the state's bicentennial, left a legacy of reading by encouraging the community to read and connect with each other over their accomplishment, and created awareness of Indiana products with the Indiana made prizes.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your Legacy Project.

  • Prizes were awarded for different levels of accomplishment. The prizes were all made in Indiana, and several companies even donated prizes. The most memorable moment was handing out the prizes at a gathering where we celebrated Indiana's birthday with sugar cream pie and cupcakes. Those that met the goal of 200 hours or books were given an Indiana shaped piece of limestone, crafted by Half Moon Limestone in Bedford.

How/where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your Legacy Project?

  • We are keeping the related articles and results in a notebook at the public library. Our local newspaper featured articles at the beginning of the reading program and at the final party.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 20 (including vendors who donated products)

Friends of the Andrews Library Staff

  • Laura Whiteleather
  • Deanna Kochensparger
  • Sandra Denney
  • Marjorie Richardson
  • Stephen Cecil
  • Brenda Kitt
  • Nancy Disbro

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