Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close |

Summer Reading Program is drawing to a close

Ashlyn Munn hangs out with Sophie the Reading Dog.
Courtesy Photo |

In the Rockies, fall comes quickly which means that the Grand County Library District (GCLD) must draw the Summer Reading Program to a close.

Generous sponsors make this program possible and enticing for about 700 children, teens, and adults who participate. With the theme of “Get Ready, Get Set, Read!” the program was a perfect match for the lifestyles of Grand County residents.

Fitness, wellness, and health have been emphasized throughout the summer, with prizes and incentives reflecting the theme. One first-grader was awarded a wrist sweatband and returned home to tell his dad, “Dad, we have to go hiking! I have a new magic band!”

After an almost three mile hike in the SilverCreek area, his father said, “Wow! I didn’t know there was so much power in reading!”

GCLD would like to thank the district-wide sponsors: The Friends of Grand County Libraries provided funding for the program, Amy Kaplanis and Country Ace Hardware extended the “second-miler” award to all Grand County children K-5, Colorado Rapids offered tickets to participants, Snow Mountain YMCA of the Rockies gave day passes to K-5 children who finished, and the Winter Park Resort made day passes available to teens who completed the program.

Many local businesses and organizations also donated funds, gifts, or certificates which sweeten the program for all of our patrons. GCLD is grateful for the support of all local sponsors.

Get Ready, Get Set, and Finish the Race! If you’ve begun reading and haven’t completed the reading log, get back in the race. The grand prize for both adults and teens is a Fitbit. Drawings will be held the last week of August and the winners will be notified and announced by August 31.

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