“Dig Into Reading” a summer success
Santa Paula News
Published: September 25, 2013
Some 139 teens participate in this year’s “Dig Into Reading” teen summer reading program at Blanchard Community Library.
Teens 6th grade and up and earned raffle tickets for each 50 pages they read. During the 8-week program they earned a total of 4,647 tickets and read 232,350 pages!
There were 200 prizes raffled off at the party on August 15th. Prizes were purchased and provided thanks to the generosity of the community. Readers could win a maximum of five prizes and if their name was drawn for a sixth prize they had a choice whether to trade something back and accept the current prize or keep what they had. Twenty-six teens walked away with the 5-prize maximum. There were 53 in attendance. A total of 62 teens received prizes from the raffle. They also had 16 door prizes awarded, cake, ice cream, punch, and goodie bags for all, and consolation prizes for those who did not have a ticket drawn this year.
The grand prize of a giant stuffed panda, a book bag, and a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble was won by Sebastian Garcia. Sebastian turned and gave the giant panda to his friend, fellow Teen Scene member, Ricardo Alvarez as a present for his birthday, because “ he really wanted it”, and kept the gift card for himself.
This is Blanchard Community Library’s 15th year of providing a summer reading program just for teens. Teen Scene, the library’s program for teens, celebrated its 15th birthday in May and generally meets twice a month. Their next meeting will be Thursday, August 29th at 3:30. All teens 6th grade and up are welcome.