Bridgeton Public Library Announces Top Summer Readers

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BRIDGETON - This summer, the Bridgeton Public Library challenged readers of all ages to participate in its hero-themed summer reading program.
Over 100 children, ages one month to eighteen years, as well as twenty adults, registered for the program that featured several events including magic and puppet shows, poetry workshops, a river tubing trip, and more.
Wee Readers, a program for babies up to age 4, invited parents and children to complete activities that promote early literacy skills together.
Upon completion of the program, children received a free cookie coupon donated by Century Bakery and a free book. 5 to 11 year-olds could record either books or number of pages read for a chance to win weekly prize drawings, while teens, ages 12 to 18, recorded number of pages read.
Adults participating were eligible for chances to win gift cards and prizes donated by local businesses.
All participants who read at least five books, or 500 pages, were invited to a free skating party provided by Skate 2000.
Summer Reading by the Numbers!
Number of children and teens registered: 105
Number of adults registered: 20
Number of books read: 1072
Number of pages read: 31,756
Number of events held during Summer Reading Program: 54
Total attendance for events: 1,056 people
Top Readers ages 5-11:
Ronald Wells, 6 – 73 books
Jolette Morales, 10 – 66 books
Herbert Pierce, 6 – 57 books
Wyatt Pierce, 3 – 57 books
Skylir Johnson, 6 – 52 books
James Salmon, 12 – 1634 pages
Cesar Perez, 13 – 1359 pages
Jordynne Smith, 14 – 1254 pages
Amelia Laubsch, 12 – 1164 pages
Top Readers ages 12-18
James Salmon, 12 – 1634 pages
Cesar Perez, 13 – 1359 pages
Jordynne Smith, 14 – 1254 pages
Amelia Laubsch, 12 – 1164 pages
Top Adult Readers
Pam Smith
Beth Hussla
Deidre Smith

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