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Congratulations to our Teen Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winners

Thanks so much to all the teens who were busy reading, learning, and creating in our program this summer! Our grand prize winners are:

Regal Movie TicketsUros BorozarTim Horton's Gift CardsJoel DreyerGreat Northern Pizza CouponsMaria Morcos

Read's Ice Cream CouponGeorge MorcosBarnes & Noble Gift CardVina Pham

Totebag of Autographed BooksAndrew Plavcan

We'd also like to congratulate the winners of this year's digital photography contest:


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Congratulations to our Children's Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winners

Here are the winners of this year's children's summer reading grand prize drawings:

Rochester Museum and Science Center Cooper PaulisSeneca Park Zoo Kyle ColemanSeabreezeEliza Gardner

Genesee Country Village and MuseumGarrett Day

Strong MuseumNicole HillSky Zone Eli Voss

Thanks so much to our sponsors and to all the families who participated and made this year's program such a success! We had almost 1000 children register,…

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DIY Reading

"I had developed a new habit of diminishing everything in an attempt to soothe. Losing touch with reality seemed like a valid coping mechanism."-David Giffels in All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-Down House

I enjoy reading books written by people who make me feel a little lazy. Even when I'm reading about someone doing something I'd never…

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Two Week Loan on TV Series

We're currently in the process of converting our TV series from one week loan to two week loan. One week didn't seem like a realistic amount of time to us to watch a full season of a series--or at least to watch a season and still manage to keep up with the dishes and maybe do some reading. It's all…

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Adventures in Radio

Earlier today, I was on WXXI's Connections with Evan Dawson radio show talking with reporter Michelle Faust, researcher Stephen Cook from the U of R, Deb Ross from, and Tonia Burton from the Central Library about keeping kids' minds and bodies healthy. You can listen to that conversation here. I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to do…

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Getting on the Waiting Lists for Books Before They're Published

If you're the kind of reader who gets excited about books before they're published--and aren't we all?--then you might be interested in our advanced holds service. At the information desk, we keep a card file of upcoming releases along with lists of the people who would like to be added to the waiting lists when the books arrive. When the…

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