Congratulations summer readers!
Summer Reading 2019 is officially over, and it was a great year for reading. Over 110,000 babies, kids and teens signed up to discover a Universe of Stories. Thanks to our partnerships with seven Multnomah County school districts, over 84,000 kids had their Summer Reading gameboards before school ended.
The Summer Reading program also offers volunteer opportunities for youth in grade 6 and up. Over 850 volunteers dedicated their time to the success of the program! This is the largest youth volunteer program in the county. It's free, offers transportation assistance if needed, and is located right in their communities.
Check back next spring for information on Summer Reading and volunteering in 2020.
The Summer Reading program is supported by gifts to The Library Foundation.
Grand Prize 1: Arts & Culture Package
includes prizes from: The Mark Spencer Hotel, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Symphony, OMSI, Portland Children’s Museum, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Northwest Children’s Theatre, Voodoo Doughnuts, and collage: curated art & craft supplies
Won by Shelby, a student at Portland Christian and patron of Midland Library
Grand Prize 2: Sports & Entertainment Package
includes prizes from: The Porter Hotel by Hilton, Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Thorns, Bullwinkles Family Fun Center, Oregon Zoo, Lloyd Center Ice Rink, Rose City Rollers, Portland Parks & Rec, SuperPlay, Wunderland, Staccato Gelato, and WingStop
Won by Arlo, a student at Astor K-8 and patron of St. Johns Library
0-4 year-old runner up prize: Children’s Museum Party
Quinn, a patron from Hillsdale Library
Elementary school runner up prize: Seven Corners Cycles Bike Package
Daisie, a Hogan Cedars student who visits Gresham Library
Middle school runner up prize: a party for 10 at SuperPlay
Ava, a Da Vinci Arts School student who visits Belmont Library
High school runner up prize: $250 Visa gift card
Zaida, a student at Cleveland HIgh School and a patron of Woodstock Library
High School Challenge: Do, Make, Share, Win! $100 collage gift cards winners
Renata, Hollywood Library
Dania, Gresham Library
Eleanor, Belmont Library
Lillie, Belmont Library
Kailani, Troutdale Library
Nidhi, Rockwood Library
Sirenay, Gresham Library
High School Challenge drawing: collage gift card
High School Challenge drawing: Trail Blazers package of a snapback hat and 2 tickets to a game
Samanta, Gresham Library
Cayla, Troutdale Library
Tenzin, Woodstock Library
High School Challenge drawing: Electric Castle’s Wunderland $100 gift card
Amy, Gresham Library