That's a wrap! Summer Reading has come to a close and we can't thank you enough for reading with us. Whether you explored new books, programs, or challenges (or all of the above), we hope you enjoyed diving into oceans of possibilities at the Library. Read on to get some final Summer Reading stats and view our grand prize winners.
Summer Reading helps all of us to keep our reading skills sharp over the summer. For students, this helps to maintain the progress in reading that was earned over the previous school year. You all worked hard to keep reading and learning this summer.
Here’s a rundown of your collective accomplishments:
Your fantastic book reviews have certainly added new titles to our reading lists! Here is a small sample of what you read this summer:
Many of you participated in our activity challenges and shared some great thoughts about what you’ve learned and done this summer. Here are just a few standouts:
Read a book about an artist or art movement that you would like to learn more about. Let us know what you read:
Read a book about sports or games. Let us know what you read:
Learn something new by watching a nature documentary, like this young reader, who watched a film about rainforests:
Read a book set in a place you would love to visit. Tell us where you "went."
Start a new hobby like birdwatching, startgazing, or knot-tying by borrowing a how-to book from the Library. Let us know which hobby you are exploring.
We can’t forget our awesome grand prize give aways! Congratulations to our big winners:
Ellis D. – Twin Hickory
Tess L. – Libbie Mill
Children’s Museum of Richmond
Desmond M. – Gayton
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Navy Grace S. – Glen Allen
Science Museum of Virginia
Winnie D. – North Park
And if you’re not a grand prize recipient, remember that everyone is a winner during Summer Reading! Challenge finishers can stop by their library to pick up a prize book (kids and teens) or book sale coupon (adults).
Ready for a new challenge? Check out our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Need help getting started? Attend our First 10 Books of Your 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program to get registered and start logging titles. Plus, stay tuned for more details about our upcoming reading challenge for teens!
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Very disappointed that only one review came from the Varina branch. I noticed most of them came from West End locations.
Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We will correct this right away to strike a better balance. I invite you to have a look at our revised text. We really appreciate you taking the time to call us in to create a better summer reading wrap-up for the community, and we promise to do better moving forward.