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Mass. library issues 50-book reading challenge

December 12, 2010

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass.—Could you read 50 books in a single year?

The New Bedford Public Library is challenging adults to do just that in its 50 Book Challenge, which runs through Dec. 10, 2011.

Registration starts Monday for participants, who must keep a record showing that they have read at least 50 books during that time.

The books do not have to be from the library itself. They can range from fiction to nonfiction, audio and e-books, graphic novels and even cookbooks.

Newspapers, magazines and children's books won't count. Those who complete the challenge will receive a reward and be entered into a drawing for larger prizes.

Participants must be at least 18.