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Taos youth spent 1,867 hours read­ing books this sum­mer

The Taos News - - HISTORY - By Taos News staff

Taos Pub­lic Li­brary cel­e­brated the end of its sum­mer read­ing pro­gram this year with an ice cream party from Baskin Rob­bins, a Book Give­away, Wal­mart gift cards, Sonic gift cards, Movie Tick­ets from Mitchell Sto­ry­teller The­atres and grand prizes of six tablets, a li­brary press re­lease states.

This year, chil­dren in grades

1-6 logged 1,020 hours read­ing books. Of them, 73 were reg­is­tered and 50 com­pleted the pro­gram, which made them el­i­gi­ble to win the grand prize of two tablets. Grand prize win­ners of the two 10-inch tablets were: Daniela Miera, sec­ond grade; and Chris­tian Streit, third grade.

For the tod­dler group, ages

2-5, chil­dren turned in 111 ac­tiv­ity or read­ing logs. Of them, 47 were reg­is­tered and 37 com­pleted the pro­gram. Grand prize win­ners in the tod­dler pro­gram for the two Con­tixo

7-inch HD Dis­play Kids Tablet were: Lil­liana Lucero and Eli Espinoza, both age 5.

Teen par­tic­i­pants read books for 672 hours. Twen­ty­nine reg­is­tered and 17 com­pleted the pro­gram. Is­abelle David­son and Lilis Maeder, both eighth-graders, took home a tablet each.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing chil­dren also en­joyed do­ing weekly crafts, plus a Rocky Moun­tain Pup­pet Show with Meghan Casey, a chance to meet Smokey the Bear, and a sur­prise visit from the Farm­ing­ton Fire Depart­ment. The li­brary also gave away 200 books.

The sum­mer read­ing pro­gram was sup­ported by The Friends of the Li­brary, Sonic Drive-In, Mitchell Sto­ry­teller The­atres and Baskin Rob­bins.

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