In all, 4,721 patrons registered for the 2015 Summer Reading Program, with 2,246 participants turning in completed game cards by Aug. 9.
The kids program had the highest number of registrants – 2,878 people – and the highest completion rate – 1,455 people.
More than 1,000 adults signed up for the program, with 434 turning in completed game cards.
The teen program had 399 registrations and 148 returned completed game cards, while the babies program had 420 registrations and 209 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: Maggi Kaalberg
Kids Summer Reading Program Grand Prize: A $150 VISA gift card
- Winner: Yousef Ismail
Participants in the teen and adult Summer Reading Programs were eligible for one of multiple prizes.
The prize winners in the teen program are:
- $50 Marcus Theaters gift card: Maria Brown
- $50 Prairie Lights gift card: Emalyn Foster
- $50 Game Stop gift card: John Bounds
- $50 Pancheros gift card: Daniel Kelly
The prize winners in the adult program are:
- Two one-year memberships to FilmScene: Amanda Bellis and Heather Steward-Tharp
- $50 Downtown Iowa City gift certificate: Kayla Feil
- $50 gift certificate to A & A Pagliai’s Pizza: Wendy Berry
- Pair of 2-hour Paddle Passes at the Terry Trueblood Recreation Area: Vernona Myers
Second prize winners in the teen and adult Summer Reading Programs received a $5 gift certificate to spend at Taste of Iowa City. The winners of this prize are: Mya Kahle; Alyssa Skala; Sadie Widmer; Adrian Dale; Daniel Bodin; Chuck Henderson; Sommer Gilbert; Jennie Fischer; Eric Bodin; and Bev Amoroso.