Summer reading continues to be the largest program of the year at the Pulaski County Public Library. After breaking the all-time circulation record in June of 2012, the library's board of trustees decided to increase the summer hours at the Winamac library for the 2013 program. Library patrons were receptive to the increased hours.
The Children’s Summer Reading program theme was, Dig Into Reading, and the Teen theme was, Beneath the Surface. The Winamac and Medaryville libraries had 379 participants in the 8-1/2 week summer reading program. They earned over 20,000 points for all of their efforts.
The Most Points prize winners were:
Ages 3-5: Coleman Hickman
Ages 6-8: Austin Crissinger
Ages 9-10: Jonathan Crissinger
Ages 11-12: Parker Burns
Ages 13-15:Kalei Rak
Ages 16-18:Cassie Hurlburt
Grand Prize entries were received for attending summer programs or by reading the Book Club books - The Strange Case of Origami Yoda or Ashfall. The Grand Prize winners: Ages 3-12: Danica Kistler Ages 13-18: Rusty Meaux
Dig into Reading and Beneath the Surface ended with a Summer Reading Awards and Pizza Party on Thursday, July 25. Over 120 people attended this special event. A Readers Reception was also held at Medaryville on Friday, July 26 with 25 in attendance.
The Adult Summer Reading program was titled, Groundbreaking Reads. There were 144 adults participating in the program. Several adults participated in the Library Bingo competition, which explored a variety of services available at the Library. Adult grand prize winners, Crystal Young and Jon Crissinger; each won an Amazon Kindle e-reader.
Library officials thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Applebee’s, Casey’s General Store, Conncepts, Dairy Queen, Family Express, Gilsinger Implement Company, Good Oil Inc., Indiana Beach, Isis Theatre, Doug and Lisa Malchow, McDonalds, Murphy Law Office, The Patio, Pizza Hut, Sanders, Subway, Town of Medaryville, Braun Chrysler Dodge Jeep, and the YMCA.
They also thank everyone involved in making summer reading so successful: parents, library staff, sponsors, teachers, Rick Dilts (park manager) for use of the park shelter and, of course, the summer readers.