Putnam Library summer reading program wraps up with big prizes
The Putnam County Library Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read," concluded another popular year with the awarding of prizes.
In the "Super Scientist" category for the younger children, the grand prize winner was Erin Walls, who won a $100 Toys-R-Us gift certificate.
In the "Cool Chemists" category for chapter book readers, the grand prize winner was Bethany Slone, who won a bicycle and safety helmet.
Both grand prizes were donated by AEP.
Each library awarded prizes for its local winners as well. With more than 1,000 participants and more than 24,000 books read during the eight-week period, the program was hailed as a great success.
In addition, there was a summer reading program for adults with nearly 300 participants who competed for six prize baskets provided by the Friends of the Library.
The library would also like to thank all the sponsors and contributors who made the Summer Reading Program possible.
The Grand Sponsor was Putnam County Bank. Major Sponsors were Friends of the Library, Teays Valley Newcomers and Neighbors and the Town of Eleanor.
Additional sponsors were AEP-John Amos Plant, Cornerstone Interiors, Inc., FireSide Grille, H&R Block-Eleanor, Midway Ford, Janet Norris, Poca Valley Bank, Rotary Club of Putnam County, Kathleen Sowards, Town of Buffalo, Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal and Kay Workman.
Contributing sponsors were Eddie's Pennzoil and Tire Center, French's Eye Care Center, Dale Parkins, Poca Homemakers, StarUSA Federal Credit Union, Teays Physical Therapy, Town of Poca and Walker's Flower Basket.
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