Summer ReadingJune 11 - August 9, 2014
The last day of Summer Reading is August 9.
We hope you had a great time! The final day to collect prizes is Saturday, August 16, 2014. Please don't wait, because prizes are only available while supplies last. Grand Prize winners will be notified by phone by Tuesday, August 12 at 5pm.
What comes to mind when you think about summer? Swimming? Summer camp? Barbecues? Music in the park? This year, why not make reading and sharing books part of your summer fun?
No matter what your reason for reading -- whether it's to learn new things, escape with a great story, or simply to relax and unwind -- you reap great benefits. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading throughout the summer helps students retain skills learned during the school year. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime.
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Help your child stay engaged with learning! Studies show that students experience a loss of reading skills over the summer months. Below is a suggested reading list developed by reader's advisory experts at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library to keep your child reading for the fun of it all summer long.
21 million minutes!
That’s how much reading was documented in the 2013 Summer Reading program. Last year was a tremendous success with 24,280 participating and recording 21 million minutes of reading -- a 52% increase over the previous year!.
2014 Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners
Children’s Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners:
Teen Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners:
- iPad Mini + $25 iTunes Gift Card: Sophie I. (Steele Creek), Nalini D. (South County), Maki W. (North County), Farrah F. (University City), Kira A. (Cornelius)
- Samsung Chromebook + $25 Google Play Gift Card: Esther M. (Scaleybark), Valentina W. (Morrison), Estella G. (Beatties Ford)
- Kindle Fire HDX + $25 Amazon Gift Card: Luleta M. (South County), Anderson R. (Matthews)
Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners:
- iPad Mini + $25 iTunes Gift Card: Mike V. (Mint Hill), Kathryn S. (ImaginOn/Main Library)
- Samsung Chromebook + $25 Google Play Gift Card: Sondous E. (University City), Daniel C. (Cornelius)
- Microsoft Surface + $25 Microsoft Store Gift Card: Ruby W. (Matthews), Michael D. (Hickory Grove)
- Kindle Fire HDX + $25 Amazon Gift Card: Likhita Y. (South County), Faith A. (Mountain Island)
Children’s and Teen Carowinds Winners:
- iPad Mini + $25 iTunes Gift Card: Skippy K. (Matthews), Isabella P. (Beatties Ford)
- Kindle Fire HDX + $25 Amazon Gift Card: Kimberley M. (Morrison), Lauren K. (North County)
- Microsoft Surface + $25 Microsoft Store Gift Card: Amanda E. (Mountain Island)
- Google Nexus 7 + $25 Google Play Gift Card: Diana H. (South County)
The following winners at each location received a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Carowinds.
- Beatties Ford
Children’s: Kaleem H.
Teen: Becky K.
Children’s: Sophia A.
Teen: Lorelei L.
Children’s: Liam G.
Teen: Kayla G.
- Hickory Grove
Children’s: Kayla D.
Teen: Emily R.
- ImaginOn/Main Library
Children’s: Trusha M.
Teen: Haley P.
- Independence Regional
Children’s: Elias S.
Teen: Mackenzie W.
Children’s: Chinmay S.
Teen: Rebeca T.
- Mint Hill
Children’s: Sydney P.
Teen: Nathaniel M.
Children’s: Jillian M.
Teen: Sophia I.
- Mountain Island
Children’s: Alex C.
Teen: Daija N.
- Myers Park
Children’s: Henry B.
Teen: Emma-Katherine B.
- North County
Children’s: Ashley S.
Teen: Jordan H.
- Plaza Midwood
Children’s: Mae S.
Teen: Tai’ F.
Children’s: Paite H.
Teen: Patrick P.
- South County
Children’s: Trisha P.
Teen: Emma Jane S.
- Steele Creek
Children’s: Meigan K.
Teen: Nataschia H.
- Sugar Creek
Children’s: Juan V.
Teen: Griselda B.
- University City
Children’s: Luke M.
Teen: Amina S.
- West Boulevard
Children’s: Burrell L.
Teen: Trenae R.
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Summer Reading is brought to you by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library with generous support from the following organizations.
2014 Summer Reading web application created by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library™