Prendergast Library Thanks Participants & Announces Winners of 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

///Prendergast Library Thanks Participants & Announces Winners of 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

First and foremost, Prendergast Library would like to thank all of the children, parents, adults, and teens who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! Special thanks to the Jamestown Parks Department’s Summer Playground Program, St. Luke’s Children of the Book Program, the Jamestown Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp, the Jamestown YMCA, and the Jamestown Public Schools Literacy Summer Camps at Ring and Love Elementary Schools for their outstanding help and participation this year!

Here, the Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors from RTPI give a special nature-themed story-hour about invasive species to visiting children from the Jamestown YMCA while being assisted by a Foster Grandparent.

We’d also like to give a huge thank you to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History and their Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors, as well as the Lutheran Social Services Foster Grandparents Program for their immeasurable assistance throughout the summer!

For every 200 minutes read, children got to place a sticker in our “reading toolbox” to help mark our progress.

When adding up all of the time spent reading between every one of the children who participated in the program this summer, there was a grand total of 197,643 minutes that children spent reading books! Teen participants read a total of 143 books, while adults read 213 total books during the Summer Reading Challenge.

Two bikes were given as prizes for children in the Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize Drawing.

The winners of the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge Grand Prize Drawing are as follows:


Bike #1: Aubrey Hitchcock
Bike #2: Talcon Davis
Lego Set: Eliza Dahlin


$50 Gift Card: Marcus Dahlin
Back to School Set: Atlee Gruber


Shoptauqua Gift Checks: Amanda Garcia-Birt

Many thanks again to everyone who participated or assisted with the program and made it such a success. We’re already looking forward to next year!

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