Prize Party Winners

On Friday night, 53 teen summer reading participants came out to our Express Yourself prize party! It was a madhouse, but lots of fun. I'm glad we didn't have more people there because they wouldn't have fit in the room. This year, our teen program had 151 participants who read 2687 books, way more than any other summer since I've been here!! During the program, we watched a slide show of photos from summer events, booktalked some great fiction and graphic novels, and, of course, gave away a lot of prizes.

We gave away everything from small to large, and everyone who attended won something small. We started by giving everyone a pin, a bookmark, and a water bottle with a little prize inside, and then a lot of people won drawstring backpacks. Then we gave away things like glow bracelets, triangle games, and keychains. I also had some Sellers Library mugs that I filled with school supplies.

We took a break for snacks, and then I put every single slip from the summer in a box to do the rest of the drawings for the medium and large prizes. Our medium-size prizes included hardcover books, kits, and DVDs. Then, it was on to the big stuff: tickets to local attractions and the iPod Shuffle. I have some phone calls to make, but the person who won the biggest prize happened to be at the party, which always makes it more fun. Katie E. was this year's winner of the iPod, and she was super-excited! Sarah E. won two tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure, Christelle won tickets to the Brandywine River Museum, and several other people won local bowling tickets.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the teen summer reading program this year. You made it our best year ever!!!


katie said...

I was super excited! Especially since I've gotten so much this Summer. I think this Summer was my lucky Summer. ;-)

Chris said...

Looks like great fun..