Brazoria County Libraries ROCKED the Summer!
2018 was a banner year for kids participating in the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Club with almost 500 more children registering and completing summer reading goals! Kids earned medals, books, food coupons, pool passes, tickets to Angleton’s Crocodile Encounter and gift cards to Sonic Restaurant and Amazon. They also had the opportunity to win raffles offering quilts provided by the Plantation Quilting Guild, tickets to the Houston Zoo, and family passes to Crocodile Encounter.
This year’s County Grand Prizes included 4 tablets, 4 sets of LEGO bricks, and 4-floor pianos given out in the different regions of the county: North, Central, South and West of the Brazos. The winners of the tablets were Ashlan Ham of Pearland, Braxton Baldridge of Danbury, Calli Dane of Lake Jackson and Breeley Cadorette of West Columbia. The winners of the sets of LEGO bricks along with 2 LEGO books were Asmaa Karouni of Pearland, Molly Jasso of Angleton, Kennedy Unger of Lake Jackson and Trace Roddy of West Columbia. Finally, the winners of the large floor piano, as seen in the movie BIG, was Lane Smith of Danbury, Joseph Barrera of Pearland, Henry Norris of Lake Jackson and Joshua Vera of West Columbia.
Adults were also able to join a reading club. 1,435 adults participated and were included in raffles for books and other prizes offered at each library branch.
Also, during this rockin’ summer, the 12 libraries of Brazoria County offered 784 programs attended by over 24,422 children, teens and parents. Summer Reading Clubs ran from June 1 through July 31, were free of charge and were offered to all ages.
This year’s Summer Reading Club was sponsored by the Brazoria County Library Foundation, Friends of the Library Groups from each library branch, Crocodile Encounter of Angleton, Plantation Quilting Guild, Sonic of Angleton, The Houston Zoo, Chick-fil-a, Whataburger, Dairy Queen, Taco Cabana, and McDonalds.
BCLS Libraries are already planning next year’s summer fun with the outer space theme of: “A Universe of Stories”.