Thursday, July 23, 2009

Weekly Prize Winners far

Each week, all summer long 4 winners will be randomly picked from the Reading Logs/Entry Forms turned in.

Two adults each week get to choose from a selection of gifts from local merchants and various books (some autographed!). Also, each week two children win bright yellow rip-stop nylon book bags.

Here are the winners so far...

Book and Dunkin' Donut coupon winners -
Kandice Black, Wendy Barton, Judy Stalford, Steven Shirey, & Monika Hallman

Merchant gifts and Dunkin' Donut coupon winners -
Cheryl Bernstiel ($50 Gift Certificate from Current Trends Styling Salon), Donna Rothermel ($20 Visa Gift Card from National Penn Bank), Bob DeFosse ($30 Car Care products from Advance Auto), Brenda Glasner (Choice of a Handmade Glass Paperweight from Taylor Backes Glass Blowers), Jill Heilman ($30 Gift Certificate from Bella June Styling Salon)

Victoria Simons & Carly Rodriguez; Chuckie Patt & Synclaire Little; Eddie Boice & Jonathan Daub; Ian Martin & Gabrielle Ziegler; Bella Sampayo & Megan Rosenberger

All entries are eligible for grand prize drawings at the end of summer in their different age groups:
Children 0-12 and Teens 13-18 have a chance to win a laptop computer in the Berks County Public Library system drawing.
Adults (19 and older) have a chance to win among other things - a $50 Gift Certificate towards a stay at the Twin Turrets Bed & Breakfast, a $50 Gift Certificate from Joseph's Styling Salon, a $30 Gift Card from Red Hills Tavern, a Handblown Glass Vase from Taylor Backes, & a $25 Gift Certificate from Gracefully Framed.

There's still time to enter! The summer is only half over. The last day to enter is August 22. So don't miss out... read and WIN!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Event Announcement

Change of location for THURSDAY SPECIAL GUEST event.

There are a lot of different events and programs going on at the library this summer and some are very popular.

We have had a request to allow more people (children) attend our Thursday Special Guest program. Normally it is held in our Cabot Meeting Room which can hold 22 children at a pinch. For Thursday, July 30 we will be moving the program to the rooms at the Studio B gallery just down the street from us.

The program will feature author Ryke Leigh Douglas. She has written several children's books and will be talking about the process of writing and getting published. The name of the program is "The Writer's Toolbox".

There will be some fun creative activities for children to participate in so don't miss this special guest program. Be sure to sign up by calling the library at 610-369-0496 or sign up when you stop in to borrow books and movies.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Reviews From Our Readers

What's being read this summer?
Here are a few comments from our Adult Reading Contest entry forms. Maybe you'll want to try one of these books, too...

A few classics are being read such as:
Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility "I really liked it- liked reading about the society & culture of 19th century English society" - Susan L.
Agatha Christie's Appointment With Death "I love mysteries! Though she didn't explain one big detail, I did not guess who the murderer was... I love to be surprised!" - Rebecca F.
Zane Grey's The Trail Driver "Good. The language is a little hard to follow at times." - Jonathan F.

As well as some books by new favorite authors such as:
Chris Bohjalian's The Double Bind (2007) "An intriguing story with a very confusing ending." - Treena F.
Wanda Brunstetter's The Quilter's Daughter (2005); The Storekeeper's Daughter (2005); & The Bishop's Daughter (2006) "Enjoyed this series about Lancaster County Amish... Enjoyed reading about places I am familiar with..." - Connie J.
Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble In the Big City (2007) "Great story. I hope there is a sequel..." - Rachel C.
Clive Cussler's The Chase (2007) "A delightful novel, stepping away from Dirk Pitt & the NUMA, yet remaining a true Cussler." - Marilyn D.
Mary Higgins Clark's I've Heard That Song Before (2007) "Was a good book, but more predictable than her other books." - Jill H.
Jeffrey Deaver's The Empty Chair (2000) "Good book -many plot twists -as always in Deaver's books." - LuAnne F.

This is just a small sampling of the books people are reading this summer and writing about to enter the Adult Summer Reading contest here at the BCL. There is still plenty of time for more adults to read more books and turn in contest entries. Some great prizes remain to be claimed!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Prizes for ALL Ages!

There is indeed something for everyone... children aged 0-12, teens aged 13-18, & adults ages 19 & up!

How do you win these prizes?
How else... by reading!

That's right kids and adults are encouraged to keep reading through the summer. Then to win a prize just fill out the appropriate entry form (or reading log) and turn it in.

Children can have immediate gratification by choosing to get a token for a vending machine full of toys or they can choose to get "Creative Cash" and save up for bigger prizes on display on a wall in the Children's Wing.

Teens can also choose a token or Creative Cash but they can also choose an entry ticket for bigger prizes donated from local merchants and friends of the library (including food, books, beauty products, piano and guitar lessons, a $50 mall gift certificate and MORE). Each type of prize has its own entry bag and teens can try for any or all of the prizes.

Adults can enter by just reading one book - although there will be a drawing each week for one of the many prizes donated by local merchants. So reading more than one book will give adults a bigger chance of winning. Also there will be a Grand Prize drawing of all the adult entries turned in throughout the summer on August 24. The Prize Package includes a $50 Gift Certificate towards a stay at the Twin Turrets Bed & Breakfast, a $50 Gift Certificate for Joseph's Styling Salon, a $30 Gift Card from Red Hills Tavern, and a beautiful handblown glass Vase from Taylor Backes.

The only requirements for these prize drawings is that the official entry forms must be completely filled out, the books that are being listed must not have been read by the entrant ever before and the entrant must report on the books they've read. (see the official rules available at the library for children and teens)

Enter soon and enter often! GOOD LUCK!