Our 2017 summer reading program for adults and young adults concluded with 13 participants–five of whom successfully completed the program by reading at least six books & turning in a reading log.
In the adult category, favorite authors seemed to be: Debbie Macomber, Karen Kingsbury, Sandra Brown, Janette Oke, Max Lucado, & Lisa Scottoline, with YA also reading Janette Oke, plus Jeff Kinney & Kate DiCamillo.
Everyone who signed up for the program received a ‘Build a Better World’ stylus pen, a certificate of participation, & a sweet treat. Those who completed the program by turning in a log also earned prizes from an assortment of flashlights, duct tape, cooling towels, brownies & candy. (Building materials and rewards for all that hard reading 🙂 ). Nicole & Isaiah were also chosen to receive a “Be the Change you wish to see in the World” t-shirt for their entries in that drawing.
This year’s reading log encouraged participants to either write a seven word summary or to share a favorite quote from the book. Here are a few responses:
“Aspire to inspire before expiring.” from Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle.
Summary of Oke’s book, Spring’s Gentle Promise: The caring story of family working together.
A quote shared from Catherine West’s book, The Memory of You: “And forgiveness fell like sweet rain upon the thirsty ground of her soul.”
From the children’s classic Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis: “‘No my friends, no, no,’ said the farmer. He laughed. ‘One hill of fire is enough for me.'”
Finally, after reading a biography of Pocahontas, this 7 word summary followed: The movie is wrong! Real life story.
Thanks to all who participated (come pick up your prizes if you have not already done so!)
Thanks also to our local Girl Scout Troop, the Pratt WalMart, and Dollar General for providing prizes for our program.
Check back soon for a recap of all our Summer Reading Programs and how we Built a Better World in Macksville and Beyond!