Local businesses award kids at public libraries

Kids coming into any of the three public libraries this summer may enter a weekly drawing for prizes generously donated by local businesses. To enter the drawing, write a book review on forms available at the library. This program is open to all kids through teens. All our Summer Reading Programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries.


July 6, 2012

Downtown Library

Ashleigh Neal, 12, won a gift certificate to Peer Amid Beads

Book read: “Victory at Sea” by Scott Waldman

I chose it because John Paul Jones is a character of interest to me. I wanted to finish it. Corey might like it.

Aakash Bathija, 14, won two tickets to the Gross Alaska Theatre

Book read: “The Serpent’s Shadow” by Rick Riordan

I really like his (Riordan) books. I wanted to read the conclusion to the Kane Chronicles Series. It was very interesting and it was hard to put down. People who enjoy myths and legends might like this.

Mendenhall Valley Library

Jenna Travers, age 10, won gift certificate from the Aurora Projekt

Book Read: “The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan”

I chose it because it was on the the Battle of of Books by one of my favorite authors and about Greek mythology. It was too good not to finish. If you like to stick to the facts, don’t read it. But for anyone with even a grain of imagination, I encourage you to read it.

Della Mearig, age 3, won a gift certificate to the Amazing Book Store

Book read: “Cowlick” by Chrisitin Ditchfield

I chose it because it is funny. I finished it because at the end it’s funnier than the beginning. Eva might like it.

Douglas Public Library

Brianna Frisby, age 11, won a gift certificate from the Alaska Fudge Co.

Book read: “Lexie” by Audrey Couloumbis

I chose it because when I looked at the title I wanted to find out about Lexie’s life

I wanted to know what happened to Lexie’s relation between Mack and Ben. Katie might like this book.

Logan Grant, age 4, won a Tram pass from Mount Roberts Tramway

Book read: “Clifford’s Family”

I chose it because the dog on the cover looks like the stuffed animal at the downtown library. I liked it. Grandpa Gerken might like this book.

The following reviews awards were given earlier this summer.

June 8, 2012

Mendenhall Valley Library

Adela Diaz, age 12 1/2, received a gift certificate from the Alaska Fudge Co.

“I’d tell you I love you but then I’d have to kill you” by Ally Carter.

I chose it because it sounded interesting.

I finished it to see what happens next.

My cousin May May might like it.

Kaleb Campbell, age 6, received a gift certificate to the Amazing Bookstore

“How do you read to a rabbit” by Andrea Wayne-von-Konigslow.

I chose it because it’s funny.

I finished it because I wanted to read the end.

My dad might like it.

Downtown Library

Kaleah Haddock, age 11, received gift certificate from Rainy Retreat Books

“11 Birthdays” by Wendy Mass

“It was my 11th birthday and I wanted to know how other people’s 11th birthdays were. It was really good and it had a good plot. Any other 11-year-old kids that like fiction stories and like to read might like this book”.

Mikayla Neal, age 7, won a gift certificate from the Imagination Station

“Aggie the Brave” by Lori Ries

“It looked like a good book and I wanted to see what happens. Eli might like it.”

Douglas Library

Naara Conlon, age 9, won 2 passes from Mt. Roberts Tram

She read “The Courage of Sarah Noble “by Alic Dalgliesh

She wrote that she chose this book because she wanted to reread it and she loves the details. Rachael and Clara would like this book.

Emily DelGado, age 6, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads

She read “Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What do you see?” By Bill Martin

“I thought this book would be challenging for me. I want to learn to read before first-grade. I wanted to finish the book and see what the baby bear saw. My teacher, Susan in Kindergarten, would like this book because she goes on the radio to tell her stories”

June 15, 2012

Mendenhall Valley Library

Abby Watts, age 12, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads

“Small Steps” by Louis Sacher

I chose this because I really like the book Holes and I wanted to see what it had to offer (same author). I finished it because it was good. People in need of a good romance that’s not like the others might like it.

Felicia Gibb, age 10, won a gift certificate from the Alaskan Fudge Company

“Heaven Eyes” by David Almond

I chose it because it was a new kind of genre for me. I finished it because it’s mysterious, beautiful, suspenseful, exciting and wonderful. My mom might like it.

Downtown Library

Gretchen Neal, age 11, won a gift certificate from Imagination Station

“Red Rackham’s Treasure” by Herge

I choose this book because I love TinTin. I finished it because, well, the two detectives in it are funny. My little sister might like it.

Kareena Bathija, age 9, won a gift certificate to Rainy Retreat Books

“Akiko on the Planet Smoo” by Mark Crilley

I read the back of the book and it seemed interesting. When I was in the middle of the book I wanted to keep reading and finished it. My little brother might like it.

Douglas Library

Maddy Roemeling, age 7, won a gift from Foggy Mountain Shop

“Soaring with the Wind: the Bald Eagle” by Gail Gibbons

I am drawing and studying eagles. This is a good book. Everyone might like it.

Kylie Kato, age 5, won a gift certificate from the Amazing Book Store

“Jackie and the Shadow Snatcher” by Lawrence DiFiori

I chose it because I thought it would be scary and I finished it because it was interesting. My friends might like it.


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