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Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
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Motlow College libraries encourage students, faculty and staff to 'Unplug and Read'

Feb. 27, 2014

Motlow College libraries on the Moore County campus and at the McMinnville and Smyrna centers recently helped sponsor the "Unplug and Read" event, which encouraged Motlow students, faculty, and staff to read books and magazines in lieu of using electronic devices.

The McMinnville Center library was one of three Motlow campuses that participated in the "Unplug and Read" event recently. Prizes were donated by area businesses and drawings were held to award prizes. Pictured is Motlow College freshman Larry Powell and Nancy Jones, branch coordinator at the Motlow College McMinnville Center.
The event was sponsored by Read to Succeed, a Rutherford County organization which raises literacy awareness.

"This can be quite a challenge for most people who seem to be plugged into assorted devices during the majority of their waking hours," said Paige Hendrickson, the branch librarian at the Smyrna campus.

Each reading session earned the participant an entry for the prize drawings held at the event’s conclusion. The prizes were donated by several local businesses, including: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Chick-Fil-A, Office Max, La Siesta, Zaxby's, Krispy Kreme, PetSmart, Celtic Cup, Toot's, Las Trojas, Gil's Ace Hardware, Whiskey Runners Cafe, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and the Smyrna Bowling Center.

Additional sponsore for the Moore County campus event included Burger King, Sonic and Goody 2 Scoops.

According to Hendrickson, there were 203 total entries, 73 individual participants, 220 titles read, and the cumulative reading time totaled 62 hours.