Spotswood Elementary Wins SRG Reading Trophy
Massanutten Regional Library announces that Spotswood Elementary is the winner of the second Summer Reading Games Trophy for Harrisonburg City Schools, resulting in Spotswood Elementary students reading more books than any other participating city School for the summer of 2012.
City school elementary students 5-10 years of age read 25 books, completed their game board, and then entered a ticket into a box with their school name. Students were encouraged to complete more than one game board to further enhance reading and to give their school another opportunity for winning.
Over 6000 children 0-18 years of age entered “Free Friday” events in the area with their Massanutten Regional Library bracelet as their entry ticket. Participating businesses with the “Free Friday” events included Luray Caverns, Luray Wranglers, Luray Zoo, Harrisonburg Turks, Valley Lanes, Funky’s Skate Center, Ryan’s Orchard, Shenandoah National Park, and Flying Rabbit.
Massanutten WaterPark kicked off the Summer Reading Games with free admission tickets to participants, and The Wildlife Center of Virginia presented the finale program.
“Your library card can take you places that otherwise you might not get to,” stressed Eakin. “It is so generous of our local businesses to give our children the opportunity to visit for free to check out what they offer and to encourage our youth to read.”
“Spotswood students are readers! I am so happy with their participation in the Massanutten Regional Library Summer Reading Program, " wrote Principal Ann Conners to Massanutten Regional Library upon hearing the news that Spotswood won the reading competition and the second reading trophy.