Taos youth spent 1,867 hours reading books this summer
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.