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Program Description

Expand your world! Earn prizes! Read Without Walls!

Reading Without Walls is a 3-part reading challenge for all students and employees. Choose titles that take you beyond your comfort zone to encounter new ideas and perspectives.  The program runs from January 20-March 27, 2020 (note: due to the campus closure, the program deadline has been extended to May 1).  Here’s the challenge:

  1. Read a book about a person/character from a different background or culture than yours
  2. Read a book on a topic you don’t know much about
  3. Read a book in a format or genre that you don’t normally read for fun (graphic novel, audiobook, poetry, etc.)

Participants will earn prizes upon registration and as challenges are completed.  Fun events (like a Silent Reading Party and Speed Dating with a Book) will provide opportunities for readers to share titles and to develop our campus reading community. 

To register for the program and to add your contact information to the email list, please complete the registration form.

Reading Without Walls is sponsored by Musselman Library with support from the Gettysburg College Wellness Committee in collaboration with HACC Gettysburg.

Questions? Email read_without_walls@gettysburg.edu.

Forms

Please complete the registration form if you would like to participate in Reading Without Walls. After you complete each challenge, remember to fill out the challenge submission form! 

Registration Form: Use this form to sign up for the Reading Without Walls program

Challenge #1 Submission Form: Complete this form to submit your title for the first challenge.  Click here to see some of the titles other people have read to complete this challenge.

Challenge #2 Submission Form: Complete this form to submit your title for the second challenge.  Click here to see some of the titles other people have read to complete this challenge.

Challenge #3 Submission Form: Complete this form to submit your title for the third challenge.  Click here to see some of the titles other people have read to complete this challenge.

Prizes!

Participants will earn a prize for registering and for each challenge they complete for a total of up to four prizes! The challenges can be done in any order, and prizes will be given out as follows:

  • Registration: Brown Kraft notebook with RWW sticker
  • First prize:  RWW button
  • Second prize: Fun reading stickers
  • Third prize: Musselman library coaster

Participants who complete all three challenges will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Barnes & Noble gift card. 

Please note: Due to the campus closure, prizes are no longer available to pick up at the Check-Out desk. Please email us at read_without_walls@gettysburg.edu and we will be happy to mail your prizes to you!

Borrowing Books from Musselman

Please note: due to the campus closure, the library is currently closed. Our digital collections remain available. For more information on accessing library resources, see the Guide to Library Resources During Campus Closure.

eBooks are also available to download for mobile reading. Check our our eBooks guide for more information on how to access these resources.

Need inspiration? Our Read for Fun guide contains a variety of popular materials, including our Summer Reads and Next Page recommendations.

Need help facilitating a discussion?

Musselman Library has compiled some tips that will help anyone facilitate a lively book discussion, whether you're gathering as a group in person or from a distance. Please let us know if you have additional ideas or what to share what worked (or not).