Read Across America reading challenge a hit @ the Driscoll Public Library

For the third year, the Driscoll Public Library hosted its annual Read across America Reading Challenge during the month of February. Participants of all ages were encouraged to keep a log of time spent reading. Every 10 hours of reading earned an entry in a drawing for an adorable Cat in the Hat stuffed plush, a Horton stuffed plush, Sneetch & book, Dr. Seuss Book bag or collector’s book.
This year, the Driscoll Public Library had a total of 22 participants, with a combined total of 650 hours of reading. There were seven participants that submitted the maximum four logs, each reading a total of 40 hours for the month. Several of the participants were parent and child which made it even more fun to watch the competition within the same families. It is one of the highlights of working at the library when we see families reading together.
The Challenge cumulated with a birthday party for Dr. Seuss on Monday, March 2nd. Attendees were treated to Dr. Seuss themed activities and face painting while waiting for the prize drawings. Winners are as follows: Mia Prado, age 2, took home a stuffed Horton and the Horton book; Eliana Hernandez, age 9, won the canvas book tote; Jessica Johnson, age 7, gave the stuffed Sneetch & Sneetch Stories book; Madison Purchis, age 8, was extremely excited to take home the Cat in the Hat; and Josie Reichel, age 5, won all the colorful Dr. Seuss book totes.
Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all the participants. Plans are well underway for the upcoming summer reading challenge, Imagine Your Story, and all the fun we have planned, along with great prizes for reading challenge participants.
Thank you also to the Friends of the Driscoll Public Library for sponsoring the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party with a special thanks to Karolina Lawless for creating the Cat in the Hat craft, Des McElwee for the great face painting, and Coby Pyron for help with cleanup.