This year the Library ran Summer Reading Challenges for Children, Teens and Adults from 24 June – 10 September. The Finale Party on 16 September saw participants gather to collect their prizes, play games and discuss what they had read over the summer. Participants posted their favorite summer read title to help Barry and Betty the Bookworms assemble – see the picture below! – battled it out to be the word maker or banagram champion and tried to solve all the book cover puzzles that Assistant Children’s and Teens’ Librarian Kirsty had created! There was also time to make bookmarks and get to know fellow party goers with Human Bingo!
Everyone who attended had a good afternoon and no one went home empty handed with prizes for participation in the Summer Reading Challenge and the party games.
Those who completed their Summer Reading Challenge – for Children those who completed their full game card and for Teens and Adults those who solved the puzzle – were entered into the Grand Prize Drawings at the Party and 3 winners for Children, Teens and Adults were picked at random out of a hat.
The answer to the Summer Reading Challenge Puzzle for Teens and Adults was that The American Library in Paris was founded in 1920. Some of the puzzle clues are pictured below!
A huge congratulations to the Grand Prize Drawing winners!
Children: Charlotte Paquin, Liam Ross and Gwenna Marrelec
Teens: Erik Stylianidis, Laura Micianiec and Isabel Montalvan
Adults: Caroline Peck, Pauline Charruyer and Laura Oberhaus.
Congratulations to all those who took part and recorded their reading over the summer. It was the Library’s biggest year, with over 60 participants of all ages and we hope to make next year bigger and better!
Here are some thoughts from our some of the Summer Reading Challenge participants:
If you have any questions, comments or feedback about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge please contact firstname.lastname@example.org