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Local businesses award kids at the public libraries

Posted: July 9, 2011 - 5:15pm

Kids coming into any of the three public libraries this summer may enter a weekly drawing for prizes donated by local businesses. To enter the drawing, write a book review on forms available at the library or online at www.juneau.org/library. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries. This is open to all kids through teens.

Adults — don’t feel left out. Check out the adult program on our webpage, and see what others are reading.

Winners for the week of July 8 are:

Downtown branch

Yosef Monsef, age 11.

He won a gift certificate from the Imagination Station.

He read: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

“I’ve always been fascinated in Egyptian mythos,” he wrote. “The author has a way of making the characters like they are right now. People who are creative” might like this book.

Maddy Roemeling, age 6.

She won a gift certificate to the Amazing Bookstore in the airport mall.

She read: Big Bug Surprise by Julia Gran

“This book teaches you about bugs,” she wrote. “The dung beetle is gross.”

Douglas branch

Ashleigh Neal, age 11.

She won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads.

She read: Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotisim by Georgia Byng

“I choose it because I really liked the second book and I had never read (this) first book,” she wrote. “The author has a way of capturing you in the words. My friend Claire might like it.”

Kayla Kohlhase, age 9.

She won a gift certificate from Rainy Retreat Books.

She read: Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers

“I choose it because it looked sooo good, and it was on my Battle of the Book list,” she wrote. “Everybody might like it.”

Valley branch

Rachael and Kyra Wood, both age 5.

They won a pass to the Mount Roberts Tramway.

They read My Abuelita by Tony Johnston

“I liked it because it was pretty,” one of them wrote. “Hayden might like it.”

Ema Fiedler, age 11.

She won an pass for adventure from Alaska Zipline Adventures.

She read Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

“I chose it because I LOVE Granny Torrelli!” she wrote. “And I finished it because it ends in ‘Tutto va bene’ (all is well). Everyone who has a best friend will like it.”

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