Lo­cals Earn Prizes For Sum­mer Read­ing Ef­forts

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

Escalon res­i­dents – both kids and adults – helped turn the pages to set a new record in the Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram.

“Our read­ing count this sum­mer was 2561,” li­brary as­sis­tant Amanda Clif­ford said of the to­tal books read through­out the pro­gram. “Last year’s num­ber was 1829, so it’s been an­other big jump this year. The kids are al­ready telling me next year’s goal needs to be 3000.”

Read­ing Club par­tic­i­pants helped the li­brary reach its goal, which was 2018 books to be read for the sum­mer. That was the goal at all branches around the county and Escalon far sur­passed that to­tal.

Also, an Escalon teen, Ash­ley Espino, won the Stock­ton-San Joaquin County Pub­lic Li­brary’s grand prize for Sum­mer Read­ing 2018. She took home a key­board and ac­ces­sories in­clud­ing a stand, head­phones, pedal, etc. as the big win­ner.

At the Escalon branch, Clif­ford said there were a num­ber of prizes pre­sented as well.

“We had a bunch of dif­fer­ent win­ners this year,” she re­ported. “Colton Veld­stra, Shelby-Lynn Kesler, and Carl Su­fit won the three Kin­dle Fires. Law­son Robert Stu­art won the teen treat pack­age. Sarah Steven­son won the adult mys­tery bag, which had two tick­ets to shows at the Gallo Cen­ter of the Arts and Pic­nic at the Pops.”

Also, Carter Stone won the Chalk Wild! back­pack filled with back to school sup­plies and Natalie Eg­gers won the back­pack filled with mu­si­cal in­stru­ments for chil­dren.

“We also had an ice cream party to cel­e­brate reach­ing our goal,” Clif­ford said, with that gath­er­ing hosted at the li­brary on Fri­day af­ter­noon, Aug. 17. “Over 100 peo­ple at­tended the event.”

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Tak­ing home the top prize from the Stock­ton-San Joaquin County Li­brary Sys­tem’s Sum­mer Read­ing Pro­gram was Escalon teen Ash­ley Espino, her name drawn as the big win­ner of the key­board and ac­ces­sories set.

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