The Rochester Public Library is pleased to report that from June 13th to July 29th, more than 450 patrons took part in Oceans Of Possibilities, the Library’s summer reading program for children, teens, and adults.
“Although we do programming all year long, the summer reading program is one of the most anticipated and most important ones we offer the community,” said Children’s librarian, Christina Paquette. “It provides opportunities for families, adults, and children of all ages to participate in reading, art, music & more!”
Participants were encouraged to log their minutes and read through an online program, Beanstack. Children worked toward a goal of 600 minutes, receiving prizes for registering, reaching the halfway mark, and a final prize provided by Jetpack Comics and local artist/author Susan Schwake.
Teens were asked to read at least 2 hours per week and choose one of the weekly prizes, supplied by Golick’s and Jetpack Comics. All participants were entered in a raffle to win prizes at random from Jetpack, Smitten Yarn Co, Golick’s, and Potter’s House. The first 10 teens registered won a bag full of fun summer treats.
Adults earned raffle tickets that could be entered for a chance to win a variety of prizes from a bird watching kit, an air fryer package, two rounds of golf donated by Rochester Country Club and Nippo Lake Golf Course, a beach bag full of goodies, book lover’s package or a Kindle Fire.
The Library and Patron Services Supervisor, Katherine, thanks local sponsors for their generosity and participation.
According to Jetpack Comics owner, Ralph DiBernardo, “supporting an RPL event is the least we can do for Rochester.”
“The City of Rochester has been so supportive of us since we came to town nearly 20 years ago,” said DiBernardo. “It is our pleasure and obligation to give as much back to Rochester as we can.”