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Blue Ribbon reader and bike winners announced

Blue Ribbon reader and bike winners announced

The Brainerd Public Library announced its Blue Ribbon Reader for 2012 and the bike winners that is part of its summer reading program “Dream Big, READ.”

The library registered more than 950 children and teens who were committed to reading throughout the summer for the library’s reading program. Participants kept track of how much time they spent reading, or being read to, to earn donated coupons and prizes from local businesses and individuals. At the completion of the program on July 27 children recorded more than 11,100 hours of reading.

The library also provided children with the opportunity to go “Above and Beyond.” After completing 20 hours of reading children could read two additional hours to register for a chance to win two bikes and other prizes donated by local businesses. The winners of the bikes were Lauren Hughes, 10, and Jack Saulsbury, 8.

The Kitchigami Regional Library announced that its new Blue Ribbon Reader for 2012 is Avery Mulholland, 8, Breezy Point. When explaining why she is a Blue Ribbon Reader Avery said, “You can have many adventures with a book. I have read so many books, that I can hardly remember all of them! I could grab a book anytime of the day. It doesn’t matter what the weather is, cuddle up with a book.” Avery received a four pack of Minnesota State Fair tickets and a “Star Reader” blue ribbon.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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