Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grand Prize Winners Announced!

Excitement is in the air! Winners are being announced!

The final drawings have been held for the Berks County Public Libraries Summer Reading Grand Prizes for 13 to 18 year olds and for children 12 and under. Plus the Local Grand Prize winner has been determined for the Boyertown Adult Summer Reading Program.

Winner of the laptop computer for children under age 12 was James Phyrillas (11) who visited the Exeter Community Library. His mom said to him... "That's what you get for reading so much!"

Winner of the laptop computer for teens age 13 - 18 was Megan Stehman (13) who visited the Boyertown Community Library. Megan said she didn't have access to a computer at home and always came to the library to use the computers there.

Winner of the Boyertown Adult Summer Reading Grand Prize was Connie Jordan of Barto. She brings her children to the storytimes at the library and finds time to read for herself as well. She said, "I never win anything!" Now she has a plethora of prizes: a beautiful Hand-blown Glass Vase from Taylor Backes; a gift certificate and bone-shaped treat saver from The Spotted Dog Barkery; gift certificates from Island Breeze Tanning Salon, George's Barbershop, Gracefully Framed gift shop, & Joseph's Styling Salon; two autographed books; an engraved pen from Winner's Choice Awards; a gift card for The Red Hills Tavern; and a gift certificate towards a stay at the Twin Turrets Bed and Breakfast.

Congratulations to all our winners! Keep reading everyone!
Reading is always rewarding!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Teen Winners in 2009 Summer Reading Prize Drawings

Summer Reading is over and school has started again... now teens are reading for homework but some lucky teens get to reap the rewards of reading during summer vacation!

Here is the list of the winners in our local drawing from all the prize bags that were hung on our bulletin board all summer long...

Talarico's -
- Ruthie Holsopple, Angela Kelly, Channing Mauger, Maggie Morgan, & Anna Simpson
The Grill Shop -
- Joi Calia & Ashley Fowler
The Bear's Den -
- Joel Tuck

JEWELRY SETS provided by Signet, Inc.:
- Tori Armstrong, Shelby Groff, April Holowis, Brynn Hunsberger, Laura Keppley, Samantha Rayco, Emily Schumaker

BOOKS from the Jr. High reading program donated by Bause's Super Drug Store
- Susan Ambrose, Alex Barrett, Lily Fanok, Kylie Fries, Marybeth Lowe, Kendall Place, Eric Savarese, Erin Schwab, Lucia Scotto, Devon Stackonis, Kristin Walters, Jimmy Walters, Rosie Wetherill-Orifice, Anna Urbano

- Celina Archer, Haley Didget, Kylie Fries, Heather Gahler, Justin Glasner, Kirsten Houser, Joel Tuck

BLANK BOOKS donated by Marta Weller and ENGRAVED PEN SETS donated by Winner's Circle Awards:
- Katherine Ambrose & Stacy Strobel

PIANO LESSONS donated by Veronica Smith:
- Ashley Egbert & Tara Schumaker

GUITAR LESSON donated by Bachman School of Music:
- Mike Oppelt

BRISINGR (the hardcover book) anonymous donation:
- Layla Thomas

BRISINGR (the unabridged CD book) anonymous donation:
- Brian Conklin

Manicure from Lily Nails - Lauren Knier
Hair Products from Current Trends - Jalena Migliaccio
Hair Products from Holiday Hair - Megan Rosenberger

Carmelo's - Deanna Lowe & Austin Miller
Papa John's - Heather Fry, Kelli Paprocki, & Shaniya Shabrach-Ortiz

$50 GIFT CARD for COVENTRY MALL donated by the Library Teen Advisory Council:
- Ashley Minner

Also, each teen received a coupon from Rita's Ice or from Dunkin' Donuts just for turning in one entry.

All these prizes were donated by local merchants or friends of the library to help encourage teens to KEEP READING. The library and the teens who visit the library thank all these sponsors for their contributions.

Friday, September 11, 2009

More Summer Reading Weekly WINNERS!

And the results are in! The second half of the summer winners are listed below.

Just a reminder of what the prizes were... each week two adults won a book or a gift from a local merchant and two children won a bright yellow rip-stop nylon book bag. The Grand Prize winners will be announced in a later Post.


Book and Dunkin' Donuts Coupon Winners - Jenn Cornelius, Paula Stackonis, Brenda Rath, Michael Stone, Lisa Bodor

Merchant gifts and Dunkin' Donut Coupon Winners - LeeAnn Derecola (gift cerificate from Michele's Tanning), Rhonda Grieser (gift certificate from Gracefully Framed), Ashley Boyle (one month's membership at Curves), Donna Adamski (gift certificates from the Spotted Dog Barkery & the Added Attractions Salon), Seth Kurtz (gift certificate from Pachella Arms)


Sarah Tuk & April Holowis; Brock McFarland & Amanda Brechko; Stephen Repa & Corey Stonerook; Megan Droege & Lucas Miller; Amie Wildermuth & Lauren Moyer


Teen Prize Drawing winners will be posted in a separate blog post. Grand Prizes for Children age 12 and under and for Teens 13 to 18 are a Laptop Computer for the two age groups from a drawing of all Berks County entries. The Grand Prize for Adult entrants will be posted in a separate blog post as well.

Watch for these winners to be announced VERY SOON!