Thursday, August 26, 2010

Summer Reading a Great Success

We are pleased to share some highlights of the recently completed children’s and teen Summer Reading programs.
1,316 readers: 1,163 children (K-Grade 5) and 153 teens (Grades 6-12)
38,585 books read: Children 34,856; Teens 3,729

Laid end to end, these books would stretch nearly 4.5 miles – that’s down the street, out Route 116, past the high school and across the New York state line!

The average number of books per reader was 29.32 – in just 6.5 weeks!

  • 115 teens read at least 10 books, to earn a certificate for pizza from Piccolo.
  • 752 children and 77 teens read at least 20 books, to earn a certificate for ice cream from Deborah Ann’s.
  • 53 teens read at least 30 books, to earn movie tickets from The Ridgefield Playhouse.
  • 465 youngsters read at least 40 books, to earn a special water shooter, courtesy of the Friends of the Library, and a pass to either Martin Park or the pool at Parks and Rec.
  • 368 children read a whopping 50 books, to earn a gift certificate to the Toy Chest.

Many thanks to all these sponsors, especially the Friends of the Library, who also funded posters, the wall of readers’ pictures and more than a dozen special performances and programs.

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