"A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Club a Success! 

Newton County Public Library’s summer reading experience “A Universe of Stories” came to a close recently, and the numbers were tallied to prove that 2019 Summer Readers were out of this world!  This is our best summer reading event in our history, and we thank our patrons for their participation!

 

By the numbers, we had:

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  • Adults:                25 adults signed up 55 total book reviews

  • Teens:                 40 teens signed up 71 total book reviews

  • Preschoolers:     59 preschoolers signed up

  • Grades 1st-3rd:  79 signed up with 203 HOURS read

  • Grades 4th-6th:  65 signed up with 370 HOURS read

    • Total participants:     268

    • Total HOURS read:     573 Hours

    • Total book reviews:   126 reviews

 

Winners were chosen for a variety of engaging and timely final prizes!  We had a great summer of reading adventures, outdoor events, and engaging special programs!

 

All readers from ages 2 through 6th grade had the opportunity to win either a boys’ or girls’ bicycle given away for each age group at each location, all generously provided via a grant from the Jasper Newton Foundation.  Winners were:

 

Read to Me (ages 2 through Kindergarten children) winners were:

 

Lake Village – Bristan and Cassie

Morocco – Eli and Violette

Roselawn – Isaac and Harmony

 

Winners for Grades 1 through 3 were:

 

Lake Village – Troy and Isabelle

Morocco – Gabe and Faith

Roselawn – Tobias and Faith

 

Winners for Grades 4 through 6 were:

 

Lake Village – Quintin and Kennedee

Morocco – Laim and Kaylen

Roselawn – Owen and Gracie

 

Teen readers were eligible to win gift baskets with gift cards – our winners were:

 

Lake Village – Forest and Lilijana

Morocco – Jonathan and Adeline

Roselawn – Rory and Paige

Adult readers weren’t left out – gift card winners were:

 

Lake Village – Jeanette Marter

Morocco – Tina Stephenson

Roselawn – Margaret Pavlitza

 

The Newton County Fair Board generously donated a free amusement pass for Big Bounce Fun House for each Library – winners were:

 

Lake Village – Elianna

Morocco - Cassidy

Roselawn – Emily

 

The Newton County Fair Board also donated grandstand passes for the adults – winners were:

 

Lake Village – Jeanette Marter

Morocco – Kelly Clark

Roselawn – Becky Way

 

Thank you to all our readers for making this summer out of this world!  

Cassidy shows her Big Bounce Fun House Newton County Fair pass that she won at Morocco Community Library.

Roselawn Library's patrons packed the house for the Summer Reading Club final party!

Elianna won a Big Bounce Fun House Newton County Fair pass at Lake Village, and a cool flippy flyer, too!

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