(Lakewood, Colo. – July 15, 2015)
Shawn Tateyama of Golden is the lucky reader who logged the 10 millionth minute in Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. She receives a family prize of four Firehouse Subs and bragging rights in Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge.
The Summer Reading Challenge began May 29 with hopes of reaching a countywide goal of 1,000,001 minutes. That goal was reached in just eight days and revised to 10 million minutes. On July 14, Jefferson County readers passed the 10 million mark when Shawn Tateyama logged that special minute.
Shawn was excited to learn she won a prize and said, “I went to the Belmar location in June to sign my kids up for Summer Reading and they thought it would be fun if we all did it together, so I signed up as well. It turned into a friendly competition between the three of us to see who had more minutes read. I’m a first grade teacher in Jeffco so I figured whatever works to get kids to read!”
Nearly 28,000 people have signed up and have been logging their time. Several hundred have won random weekly prize drawings. People can still sign up, log their reading minutes on jeffcolibrary.org, and be eligible to win prizes throughout the summer. There’s also a grand prize drawing to win a Leapfrog tablet (for one lucky pre-reader) or a Kindle Fire HD (for one lucky child, teen and adult) that will be awarded at a concluding event Sunday, August 23 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
This year’s Summer Reading program is supported by generous contributions from the Jefferson County Library Foundation, Colorado Parent and FirstBank. Grand prizes were donated by John Bodnar, Noviscon Realty; Julia Hill-Nichols, Leaders Cove; Arvada Mayor Marc Williams and his wife Luanne; and Dot Wright and Roger Miller. System-wide prizes and coupons were donated by Bandimere Speedway, Beau Jo’s Pizza, Casa Bonita, Colorado Rapids, Lakeside, McDonald’s, and Whole Foods.
About Jefferson County Library Foundation
The Jefferson County Library Foundation and Friends work to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of Jefferson County Public Library through fundraising and advocacy efforts that benefit the community. The Friends of Jefferson County Public Library is a county-wide organization dedicated to enhancing the programs and resources of our libraries. For more information, visit jeffcolibraryfoundation.org.
About Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado. Our mission is to meet the changing needs of our communities by providing information and environments that promote personal growth and community transformation. A JCPL library card is the smartest card in your wallet, giving you access to an online library that operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, a network of 10 libraries, a Bookmobile, a Traveling Children's Library and a Mobile Computer Classroom, as well as books, periodicals, CDs and DVDs, audio and eBooks, and computer and Internet resources. Library programs and services are supported by countywide property taxes and supplemented by charitable donations from The Jefferson County Library Foundation and others. For more information contact your local library or visit jeffcolibrary.org.