March 1, 2013 – On Friday, March 1st, participants from the 10th anniversary year of the "I Love to Read" program came together for a finale party at the Benton Library for games and prizes.
National "I Love to Read" Month is celebrated each February in libraries across the county. Local participants from all three county libraries signed up for a chance to win prizes by recording the amount of books they read during the month of February. Readers, 18 and older, read a total of 5,253 books last month. Benton, Calvert City, and Hardin library staff signed up 614 participants, a new record total this year.
"This is so much fun to come to," said one library patron. "I love coming to the party and in the ten years I have participated every year. I haven't missed one yet."
This year's winners were Connie McElwain from @Benton Library, Mick Combs from @Calvert City Library, and Sandra Butler from @Hardin Library. And the grand prize drawing winner of a $50 Patti's gift card was @ Benton patron, Karen Henderson. This year we also gave away a Nook E-Reader and the lucky winner was Amanda Barnes.
"We had a great group of readers for our 10th anniversary." said Adult Services Librarian, Ginger Russell. "Our library offers programs for teens and children each month. It's so great to see the adults come out and support our library and us be able to give them a chance to get together to have fun, enjoy some refreshments and win free books too."