This year, though, she said with some extra monetary donations the summer reading program was able to offer bikes to the top readers – second and third place. The top reader, Sarai Ramos, 6, had a new bike, so Trejo-Hull found out she liked “Hello Kitty” Nintendo games, and Ramos received a Hello-Kitty gift basket.
Ramos read 3,779 books. Trejo-Hull confirmed “she really did.” Ramos’ brother, David Ramos, 10, came in second, reading 1,825 books.
Trejo-Hull said the siblings would come in with their mother and bring a sack lunch and read, literally, all day. She said she heard the younger Ramos would read all night long, and each day the library was open she took home her card limit.
Lluvia Montes, 11, came in third, reading 1,254 books and last Friday received her new bike.
In addition, rounding out the summer reading youth top 12 were:
• Fourth and fifth places – brothers Daniel and James Hall.
• Sixth place – Jacqueline Martinez.
• Seventh place – Sajan Babu.
• Eighth and ninth places – siblings Alicia and Salvador Vargas.
• 10th place – Miguel Montes.
• 11th place – Rishita Babu.
• 12th place – Natalie Tincher.
While the youth program ended last week with awards and “edutainment” from Daryl Sprout and Snake Encounters Friday, the teens and adults will wind up with their finale party and concert Friday, 4:30 p.m., at the Boyce Ditto Public Library.
Trejo-Hull said the teen and adult participants could turn in a reading log for every 10 books they read. Each completed log will enable participants one chance at a prize basket, and she said they are ready to draw names for numerous baskets. The reading log deadline is Thursday
But the summer activities won’t stop Friday. Since school is still out for the first weeks of August, she said the library will continue with its weekly Storytime program on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.