Bronze Statue of a Frog by the Children's Room in the Main Library

Summer Reading Recap

Posted on August 05, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Thank you to everyone that participated in our 2013 Summer Reading Program and a special congratulations to all those that finished the program. We had a lot of fun "Digging Into Reading" and we hope you all did too.

With your help, we beat our reading goals set at the beginning of the summer and as a group, lots of wonderful books were read. If you're a number's person or just wondering how many, let's recap for you...

  • Infants: about 150 of our youngest library patrons completed a total of 2,512 activities.
  • Kids: with exactly 1,250 children ages 3-grade 6 participating, the group read for 386,820 minutes
  • Teens: our more than 215 teen participants in grades 6-12 read 472,158 pages!
  • Adults: between the 391 adults participating, there were more than 1,693 books read.

Wow! That's a lot of books!

With donations from many local businesses, the Friends of the Library, and the Wells County Foundation, we awarded lots of prizes for your reading accomplishments. The winners from two of our grand prize drawings are pictured below.

Brianna Bertsch (left) won a Kindle Fire after reading more than 10,000 pages for the Teen Summer Reading Program. While Kara Ackley (right) won a Nook Tablet after completing the Adult Summer Reading Program. 

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Category: Teen Zone


Written by Emily Marshall

Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel and ABC Family original movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at emarshall(at)

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