Summer Reading popular for all ages

Kindle Winner Jill Swannack
Pictured: Jill Swannack and her new Kindle Touch

The Whitman County Library boasts a big success for the 2012 Summer Reading programs this year. The popular youth programs held in all 14 branches jumped in attendance numbers. Four hundred sixty-two children accomplished the reading requirements to complete the program and earn prizes.

Teen Summer Reading also took a big boost in popularity this year with an increase of 45% and the addition of programs designed to meet teen interests. Seventy-two teens read a total of over 1000 hours and were entered in weekly prize drawings. Michelle Thompson from Palouse was the winner of a countywide drawing for an iPod Nano and an itune gift card. Additional prizes were awarded to participants at each branch.

Even adult reading participation was up with over one hundred fifty people submitting short book reviews. Each was rewarded with local prizes and entered in a countywide drawing for a Kindle Touch. Jill Swannack from Lamont was the happy winner.

The Friends of Whitman County Library and local businesses and individuals provide support for these and other library programs by providing prizes and paying speaker fees. For more information about the library and its programs check the Whitman County Library website or like one or more of our branch Facebook pages.

For more information:
Call Clancy Pool at 509-397-4366

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.