Harford County Public Library:
Jarrettsville Elementary School, Patterson Mill Middle School and Patterson Mill High School are the recipients of the Harford County Public Library (HCPL) 2011 Summer Reading Trophies. The trophies were awarded to the elementary, middle and high school with the highest percentage of students who completed theOne World, Many Stories Summer Reading Program.
To get the word out about the Summer Reading Program, Library staff visited 1,047 classrooms during the spring months, reaching 25,363 students. This summer over 18,600 children and teens registered for the program, an increase of almost 600 participants from last year. Participants completing the HCPL 2011 Summer Reading Program read a total of over 120,000 books which is an increase over last year by more than 6,700 books read.In addition, over 300 middle and high school students contributed over 6,700 hours as Summer Reading Program volunteers.
Support from the local business community continues to enable HCPL to provide incentives to participants for registering and completing the program. Elementary school participants in the One World, Many Stories program received a free book after reading 10 books. Middle school participants received a free book or journal and high school teens received a Barnes & Noble gift card when they read three books in theYou Are Here program. Incentives were funded by HAR-CO Maryland Federal Credit Union, The Aegis, Harford United Charities-Taste of Harford, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, the Aberdeen Rotary, the Aberdeen Lions Club, PNC Bank, the Huether-McClelland Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Berardino Family Trust, Louis Brown, James Kennedy, Mary McClelland, Patricia Griffin, Lucie Snodgrass, Mark and Mary Hastler, Monroe Manning and the Harford County Public Library Foundation. The Summer Reading Program ended on August 20th.
Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 200,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of almost 4,700,000. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.
Jarrettsville Elementary School receives their First Place Reader’s Trophy for the Harford County Public Library 2011 Summer Reading Program. Pictured from left: Claudia Sumler, Public Services Administrator, HCPL; Rick Russell, Principal, Jarrettsville Elementary School; Jane Ennis, Media Specialist, Jarrettsville Elementary School; Mary Hastler, Library Director; William Nicodemus, Chairperson; HCPL Board of Trustees.
Patterson Mill Middle School and Patterson Mill High School receive their First Place Reader’s Trophies for the Harford County Public Library 2011 Summer Reading Program. Pictured from left: Claudia Sumler, Public Services Administrator, HCPL; Wayne Thibeault, Principal, Patterson Mill High School; Joan Slagle, Media Specialist, Patterson Mill Middle School; Stephanie McKee, Media Specialist, Patterson Mill High School; Mary Hastler, Library Director; William Nicodemus, Chairperson; HCPL Board of Trustees.