The Superstars of St. Helens Elementary School are working toward a win in the Book Log Challenge that kicked off Jan. 18.

The event is possible through the generosity of co-sponsors–Longview (noon) Rotary Club, The Longview Masonic Lodge and Mason Don Talley.

On Jan. 18, all Superstars kindergarten through fifth grade left school with a brand new book and a reading challenge to read towards grade-appropriate goals. Meeting a goal earns them a chance to win a bike or a remote-controlled car. The more challenges a student meets, the more chances they have to win.

Principal Megan Shea-Bates says, “Research shows us that the increased volume of reading for kids is directly correlated to success later in their lives–whether it be towards college or a successful career. We want kids to read, read, read, read!”

Books for the challenge were provided by Rotary; Longview Masons and Don Talley donated bikes to help support these Superstar readers.

For students unable to visit Longview Public Library for more books, the library has “come to them” via an online account with e-books to read on personal devices.  St. Helens is also accepting children’s book donations to provide students reading materials to take home. To donate books, please contact the school at (360) 575-7400.