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July 2011

What’s New · Congratulations to 37,000 summer readers!

More than 37,000 readers of all ages took on the challenge of the Library’s 38th annual Summer Reading Program-Join Team Read! From June 1 to July 31, these All Star Readers read nearly 2 million books and shared more than 158,000 book reviews online. Everyone who participated was a “valuable player,” not only for winning great prizes but also for enjoying a rewarding season of reading.

In the spirit of Team Read, the Library held hundreds of free and fun programs and activities throughout the summer. This outstanding line-up included Baseball Jeopardy with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and fishing with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission as well as visits from the Honey Hill Farm Petting Zoo, the Library’s own Storybook Puppeteers, arts and crafts, and more!

Congratulations to the 328 Summer Readers who won 4-packs of tickets to either a Cincinnati Reds game or to Coney Island. The winners of the 123 NOOK Color e-readers will be announced soon.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this vital program possible: Friends of the Public Library, Anderson Township Library Association, Kersten Fund, Cincinnati Reds, Coney Island, Charles H. Dater Foundation, Wyoming Woman’s Club Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Additional support was provided by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Hamilton County Parks District, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, Costco Wholesale, Cincinnati Kings, and the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics.