The Iowa City Public Library ended the 2014 Summer Reading Program with a bang, recording record participation numbers among all age levels – babies, kids, teens, and adults.
In all, 4,822 patrons registered for the 2014 Summer Reading Program, with 2,205 participants turning in completed game cards by Aug. 2.
The kids program had the highest number of registrants – 2,720 people – and the highest completion rate – 1,386 people.
More than 1,250 adults signed up for the program, with 453 turning in completed game card.
The teen program had 404 registrations and 184 completed game cards handed in, while the babies program had 440 registrations and 183 game cards returned to the Children’s Room.
All completed game cards were entered in a drawing for the Summer Reading Program Grand Prize, which varied depending on the program level. The winners were chosen by a random drawing and contacted by Library staff.
Congratulations to everyone who received a Summer Reading Program prize and thank you to all who participated!
Babies Summer Reading Program Grand Prize: A $50 gift card to Prairie Lights
- Winner: Treymire Johnson
Kids Summer Reading Program Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire
- Winner: Edward Li
Teen Summer Reading Program Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire
- Winner: Anh To
Adult Summer Reading Program Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire
- Winner: Mamta Gautam
Both the teen and adult Summer Reading Programs had additional prizes. In the teen program, first prize winners include:
- John Green prize: Morgan Louvar
- Day Dreams Comics prize: Madeline Van Horn
- Prairie Lights Bookstore prize: Thomas Duong
- Movie Theatre Prize: Ashley Rose Joens
Second prize winners received Taste of Iowa City tickets. The winners of this prize includes Palmer Love; MaryClare Greer; Emma Dochterman; Noah Bullwinkle; and Abby Walling.
The winner of the first prize in the adult program – a bag of books – is Lenore Maybaum.
Second prize winners also received Taste of Iowa City tickets. The winners of this prize include Ellen Lee-Andino; Rachel Carmen; Wesley Beary; Brittni Stille; and Jennie Fischer.