Library has success with summer reading programs

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With fall approaching and summer programs ending, the Friendswood Public Library is looking back on a busy summer and reporting success in its summer reading programs.

Children birth to 10 years of age had their own summer reading program and during the summer 1,638 children participated and read a total of 31,402 books. In their program, 3,347 prizes were awarded.

The program was completed by 1,125 children who read 10 books and 312 children read a total of 60 books this summer.

In the Young Adults category, 460 young adults ages 11 to 16 participated and read a total of 8,927 hours.

For their efforts, 780 prizes were awarded. In the program, 315 youths completed the program by reading three hours and 33 youths read a total of 93 hours this summer.

In the Adult Summer Reading Challenge, 129 adults participated and read a total of 480 books. Through the random prize drawing, 36 participants received prizes. Two Grand Prize Winners won either a Fitbit Flex or a Kindle tablet. The prizes were funded by the Friends of the Library organization.

Adults were challenged to read a book from each of 20 specific categories. Participants earned 1 entry in the random drawing for every five books read, with a maximum of 20 books, earning a total of 4 entries in the drawing.

The Friendswood Library would like to thank the following Summer Reading Club Sponsors: Dunn Brothers Coffee, Tea House Under the Oaks, HEB, Panera Bread, Cake Lady, It’z Pizza in Pasadena, Moody Gardens, Whataburger, Sonic, TCBY, Jumping Jungle, The Houston Rockets, Luna’s Restaurant, Chuck e Cheese, and the Friends of the Friendswood Library.

Story by Karolyn Gephart