2019 Summer Reading was Out of this World @ the Library!

Congratulations to our readers for making our summer reading program a big success!  Our 8 week program began on May 28th and ended on July 22nd.   72 readers participated in our program this year.  The readers were very busy reading and earned over 7300 points during the summer.   Our Super Reader Prize winner was Josiah Helt.  He received 1,027 pts. for reading this summer.  The Most Points Prize winners were: Ages 0-6 Zachary Bates & Zoey Bates; Ages 7-11 Reuben Helt; Ages 12-18 Ashlyn Bailey.  Grand Prize entries were received for attending summer programs and for checking out books.  The Grand Prize winners were:  Ages 0-6 Carson Bennett; Ages 7-11 Corbyn Bailey; Ages 12-18 Kaitlynn Shidler.  The June drawing prize winner was Zoey Bates.  She won 4 reserved seat tickets to an Indianapolis Indians game.  The July drawing prize winner was McKenna Field, and her prize was 4 reserved seat tickets to a Ft. Wayne Komets game.

We ended A Universe of Stories with our Summer Reading Celebration on Thursday, July 25th.  Over 60 people participated in this special event.  We had face painting by Lindsey Kozubik and Teresa Flickinger, and Becky Hott helped serve delicious food.  We had free give aways, free books, and lots of fun!  Summer Reading Completion Certificates were given to all finishers for their hard work.  The special prize winners were announced and were awarded their prizes.  Many door prizes were also given out to those in attendance.  Everyone had a good time at the Summer Reading Celebration and left with big smiles!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations to our 2019 Summer Reading Program:

Applebee’s, Arby’s, B&K Drive-In, Burger King, Casey’s, Community State Bank, Country Lanes, Dairy Queen, Ft. Wayne Komets, Ft. Wayne Tin Caps, Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park, Fulton County REMC, Good To Go, Indiana Fever, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Indians, Jan Wickfelder, Kewanna Church of Christ, Kewanna Metal Specialties, Kewanna Screen Printing, Kewanna United Methodist Church, Kibitzer,  Mary Max Cinemas, McDonald’s, Nubiano’s Pizza, Peterson, Waggoner, & Perkins Law Office, Pizza Hut,  Rochester Metal Products, Rochester Sentinel, Smith, Sawyer, Smith Insurance, The Streamliner, Subway, Taco Bell, Tweedle Dee’s, Van Lakes Repairs, and Winamac Coil Spring

We would also like to thank everyone involved in making our Summer Reading Program so successful: parents, library staff, sponsors, teachers, community members, and of course our summer readers.  We couldn’t have done it without you!   Have a great summer & read!