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Thursday, July 30, 2015

End of Summer Reading Finales on Tap for the Altadena Public Library


The Altadena Library District is holding a series of Summer Reading Program finales this coming weekend until Tuesday, August 4th, to mark the end of the annual reading program that started in late June.

The Teens Reading Program ended today, Thursday, July 30th, 3 p.m. Candy sushi for the participants; sundaes were served along with games for the participants. The finale also featured the announcement of who won the grand prize for the Teen Summer Reading Program and raffle prizes including the tabletop games King of Tokyo and King of New York.

For adult participants, their own Summer Reading Finale will be on Saturday, August 1st, from 2 to 3 p.m. Every adult who completes his or her reading log will receive a goodie bag at the event. Winners in the bookface and sleeveface photo contest will also be unveiled. In this contest, participants take pictures of themselves holding a book cover or record sleeve obscuring or augmenting any part of the body, creating an illusion. Refreshments will be served. Participants must be present at the finale to be eligible for the NOOK electronic reader grand prize.

Children Summer Reading participants will celebrate their finale with ice cream and books on Tuesday, August 4th. A grand prize drawing will also be held at 2 p.m. at the main library, and 3 p.m. at the Bob Lucas branch on 2659 N Lincoln Avenue, Altadena.

The Altadena Library District started this program last year to increase circulation of materials and to raise awareness that the Altadena library is more than just a source for books. Participants were encouraged to check out the library’s many offerings, including magazines, music CDs, DVDs, community programs, and online databases.

The program also included film showing of titles appropriate for each specific age group.

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