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Summer Reading Survey

Summer Reading 2014 was a big success, and we would like to thank everyone who participated. Of course, we’re already thinking about ways we can make Summer Reading 2015 bigger and better than ever!

If you or a family member participated in this year’s Summer Reading program, please take a minute to complete a short online survey. The Summer Reading Committee will use responses to help in the planning for next year’s program.

Take the Survey

Summer Reading Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading program. It was a huge success!

Remember, the last day to redeem your points for prizes at any DCL location is Sunday, August 17.

In total, we had 7,054 participants in this year’s program – that’s about 1,200 more than last year! The age breakdown is:

  • 5,216 Children
  • 886 Teens
  • 952 Adults

All together, Durham earned 2,119,132 points and wrote 1,053 book reviews!

A big congratulations to everyone listed below who won a grand prize!

Winners MUST pick up prizes at their home location (listed) no earlier than Thursday, August 14 and no later than Wednesday, August 20! Patrons who do not pick up their prizes by Wednesday, August 20 will forfeit their prize.

Children Winners:

  • Isaiah Noble, Main Library: Chromebook
  • Marla Holbert, North Regional: Chromebook
  • Nevaeh Naylor, Stanford Warren Library: Nabi Jr. Tablet
  • Kieran Rooney, Main Library: Nabi Jr. Tablet

Teen Winners:

  • Amal Heda, North Regional: Kindle Fire
  • Jillyan Baskin, North Regional: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Kayla Bason, North Regional: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Keon Beal, Stanford Warren Library: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Tykia Brown, South Regional: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Taylor Talford, Main Library: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Brandon Cotton, East Regional: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Adaia Valle, Southwest Regional: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Rachel Gruwell, East Regional: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Susanna Holter, Southwest Regional: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Tykel Joyce, Stanford Warren Library: $25 Target Gift Card
  • Quynh-My Nguyen, South Regional: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Jaishaun Patterson, Bragtown: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Isaac Perez, Main Library: $25 Walmart Gift Card
  • Nacai Williams, Bragtown: $25 Target Gift Card

Adult Winners:

  • Tina Braimah, North Regional: 2 Carolina Movie Tickets and $75 to Rue Cler
  • Thomas Stuart, Southwest Regional: Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Summer Reading Coming to a Close

With Summer Reading 2014 winding down, there are some important dates to remember:

  • Last day to enter your points: Saturday, August 9.
  • Last day to redeem points at a library: Sunday, August 17
  • Grand prize drawing: Tuesday, August 12
  • Grand prize winners notified and posted: Wednesday, August 13

Summer Reading 2014 Finale

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading 2014 on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the Museum of Life and Science.

Magician Jeff Jones will wow the crowd, the Red Herring Puppet Company will entertain all ages, and DJ PittyPat will spin the tunes. So come out and enjoy a Saturday at the museum.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tons of Fun at Summer Reading Kickoff

Thanks to everyone who came out to Northgate Mall on Saturday, June 14 for Summer Reading Kickoff. People of all ages enjoyed great performers, face painting, games and much more.

Take a look at some photos from the event.

Welcome to Summer Reading 2014

Fizz Boom Read

It’s time for Durham County Library’s Summer Reading 2014!

June 14 – August 9, 2014

How many points can YOU get?

Last year: Over 5,800 participants registered and 1,604,970 total points were logged. Can we beat that this year?

Durham County Library Summer Reading is made possible in part by the following library partners:

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