Reading to Win

The Dumbledorks show off their award after a big win.

The Dumbledorks show off their award after a big win.

Sophia Kunkel, Contributor

The Seneca Valley Library Club, The Dumbledorks, who took a win in the Butler Reading Competition in November, have begun gearing up for their next competition set to take place February 26. In the win at Butler, The Dumboldorks raced against the both the clock and eight other schools to place first in the competition, which requires students to answer trivia questions based on 16 different books. The high score is out of 96 points.

Junior Ananya Rao, a member of the winning group, stated that her favorite part of the Library Club is, “reading the books, because once I got to high school, I started reading a lot less… Library club helps me find a reason to read and makes it fun again.”

When asked about the upcoming competition, adviser Mike Stebbins said, “We have been champions of the Butler County competition three of the last four years, so obviously we would like to keep the streak going.” Stebbins is the librarian at the senior high school.

As the teams gear up for February’s contest, Rao encourages fellow students to join because, “It helps you form a bond with people who have similar interests and gets you back into reading, which I believe is important for everyone.”