A call to California state workers: Read books and win prizes

From The Sacramento Bee

” Summer bookworming: It’s not just for kids fighting the doldrums.California’s Summer Reading Challenge, which is trying to sign up 1 million state residents of all ages, will get a new crop of entrants this year through a program that is encouraging state employees to participate.State Librarian Greg Lucas said Tuesday that librarians in his department at first talked about encouraging their coworkers to sign up, then thought more broadly about reaching out to the entire state workforce.“Halfway through the first sentence, I said, ‘I’m in,’” Lucas said. “This is cool.”Now his office is sending details to departments statewide, he said, and has posted information on its website.Every reader involved in the state program counts toward the 1 million readers challenge, which can be followed on Twitter, #onemillionreaders.”