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The annual challenge had 1,588 students finish the program along with 741 adults.

COURTESY OF TIGARD PUBLIC LIBRARY - The annual Summer Reading challenge had 1,588 students finish the program along with 741 adults.

The Tigard Public Library recently reported that its Summer Reading program was a huge success – breaking all past records with its Universe of Stories theme.

"You took the Universe of Stories theme seriously and read your way into the stratosphere," the library posted on its online newsletter.

That resulted in a record 3,053 children and teenagers signing up for the reading program.

In the end, 1,588 students finished the program along with 741 adults, which topped previous records. (Participants received a free book and admission to the Tigard Swim Center, Oregon State Fair and other prizes.)

"Now you have a whole eight months to read your way to another record-breaking year," read the newsletter. "Well done!"


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