The Summit County Libraries say thank you |

The Summit County Libraries say thank you

The Summit County Libraries would like to thank everyone who helped to make our 2011 Summer Reading Program a success. Among the local companies, community members and volunteers who offered their support were the Elaine Gerson Fund of the Friends of the Library whose generous donation helped cover the costs for some of the larger events; the Friends of the Library themselves, who handled books, printing, prizes, the party and passport stamps; Border’s and Book Warehouse, who donated books and prizes; Wendy’s, who donated coupons; Target, who donated prizes; Gretchen Abernathy and Rick Weinman, for donating their time and artistic talents; the Summit Daily News, for their continuous coverage and support of the summer events; Beaver Run and Ron Schuman, for their kind donations; local musician, Randall McKinnon; Margaret Ozaki, of the Sera Schools, for music; Round the Mountain Shops; Ted Slaughter; our Teen Dragon artist, Jonathan Nuessel; Barb Johns; Melinda Dale; Ted Dreier and Moozie the Cow; The National Repertory Orchestra Community Outreach; Chris Neubecker, with the Town of Breckenridge; Breckenridge Lodge and Spa, for their assistance with lodging; our much appreciated herders and helpers – Beverly McArthur, Kristina Nethaway, Joyce Timpson, Andrew Reynolds and Taggart Allen, Sarah Scheinman and Peg Roedel; Graeme Johnston and the North Branch Community, for their donations of coloring books, teddy bears and stuffed animals for each child; Silverthorne Elementary, for the afternoon computer club; and Mountain Mentors, for the afternoon program on Mondays and Thursdays; and the Frisco Fun Club for attending and making the summer reading program a lot of fun!

We’d also like to thank all of our young adult volunteers – Ben Cottrell, Grace Cottrell, Risa Sodahara, Zoe Hough, Annie Carchi Easterly, Josue Razo, Duncan Koehn, Garrett Giles, Collin Edwards, Gen Edwards, America Saldana, Geneva Ascher, Ruthie Boyd, Ilya Bubukina, Emily Carlson, Calvin Duffy, Cyndy Dzib, Casey Farrell, Jack Farrell, Sophia Kim, Alex Mason, Mackenzie Morgan, Wynter Schumacher, Payton Weinman, Logan Weinman, Tessa Gunnin, Kimberly Coffin, Shannon Mitchell, and Kaylin Lilly.

Throughout the course of the summer, we averaged more than 316 visits each week from children attending either the special programs, the regular weekly programs, or both, at all three library locations – yet another increase from last year’s numbers. And, with the help of our wonderful staff, volunteers and community members, the children and young adults logged more than 6,148 hours of summer reading!

We’d also like to congratulate the winner of the grand prize for 2011 – an iPod Touch – and portable speaker system, for participating in the Young Adult Summer Reading Program. “A Midsummer Knight’s Read.” This year’s grand prize winner is Andy Rohlf, a seventh-grader from Dillon. In addition to reading many books for the summer program, Andy has been a great addition to the Teen Advisory Board this past year. He was at every meeting where we discussed the design of our new teen webpage on the library site. He also submitted the first book trailer featured on the site. Congratulations, Andy!

And, finally, we’d like to thank the wonderful dogs who listened patiently to our young readers, and the owners who shared their pets with us – Cindy Bennett and Iris, Brad Perry and Max, Ann Hill and Luke, Jan Shipman and Woodrow, Maggie Hoff and Lexi, Adrienne Sielaff and Pepper, Jo Anne Tyson and Monty, and Susan Alderman and Alma.

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