Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Readers to the Rescue! Children and Teens Raised $1853 for DREAM

Over the summer, children and teens read for fun and for prizes in Flathead County Library System’s Summer Reading Program. As an added component to the program, participants were able to read above and beyond the minimum requirements, with extra hours raising funds for the local organization DREAM, which works to provide opportunities for skiing and other outdoor activities for children and adults with disabilities.

This year, children and teens combined read a total of 12,908 hours over the minimum number of hours required for a prize. Children raised $1 for every 5 hours read, and teens raised $1 for every 10 hours read. On behalf of the youth in the Summer Reading Program and our program funder the Friends of the Flathead County Library, we were thrilled to present a check today for $1853 to DREAM. We wish them well in all of their endeavors!

1 comment:

Gypsy said...

That is so awesome! My library does things like that too, but I'm not sure if they actually raise MONEY and donate it. :)
Anyhow, Im having a Pumpkin Carving Contest if youd like to join in!