The Penfield Public Library announced the end of this year’s summer reading games for all levels.
Thelibrary was busy with various activities as children, teens and adults read hundreds of books from June 24-Aug. 2. The Children’s Summer Reading Game’s 2019 theme was “A Universe of Stories.” Children entering K-6 could play, and in order to play the game, each child received a reading calendar.
For each week that the children met their reading contract goal, they earned raffle tickets to enter into weekly prize drawings. At final count, 764 children registered for the program, reading a total of 781,238 minutes. The grand finale of the program featured Jeff Peden of AirPlay, who on Aug. 5 performed for over 180 children.
The Teen Summer Reading Game was open to students entering grades six-12, and around 100 teens played the game. Teens read different types of books and performed tasks in a summer reading coupon booklet. Each task completed from the coupon book earned teens scratch-off raffle tickets, giving each a chance to win instantly and also compete for raffle prize packages. Prize packages were raffled off to three players each week, and a grand prize was awarded at the end of the game to one winner. The summer teen programming attracted 107 participants, and 91 teens volunteered to help each week with the children’s summer reading game.
The 22nd Annual Summer Reading Game for adults ages 18 and older saw a total of 63 adults participating in the reading game with 213 books read, a 34% increase over last year’s 60 adults reading 180 books. There were multiple weekly prizes drawn for each of the six weeks.