Great entries received for the photo contest

The Get Caught Reading Contest has been a great success and I love all the creative ideas that the contestants came up with to show that you can get caught reading anywhere. Here are the winners:

Learning by reading  – Winnie Bisset’s dog Tessa was caught reading as well

Learning by reading – Winnie Bisset’s dog Tessa was caught reading as well

The Get Caught Reading Contest has been a great success and I love all the creative ideas that the contestants came up with to show that you can get caught reading anywhere. Here are the winners:

Best baby reads first place winner was Kim and Autumn Tanner while second place went to Liana and Abbey Bohn. Best preschool Reads went to Jenika, Travis and Judy Hofer while second place goes to Lori Zitaruk and Sarah Meyer. Best teen reads went to Keylan Hudye. Best adult reads first place prize goes to Keegan and Leon St. Denis while second place goes to Gayle Tennant. Best family reads winners are Dillon, Liam and Leianne Latham in first place and Madison and Jesse Jarmin in second place. Best group reads goes to Amore de Toit and her kindergarten class in first place followed by Mya and Erin Prehn in second place.

We couldn’t just leave it to just those categories for prizes. Like I said, the creativity was incredible, so here we go. Animals were caught reading as well with Winnie Bissett placing first and Minerva and Judy de Mos placing second. You can’t read unless you get comfortable, so most comfortable readers went to Drew, Ann and Judy Hofer in first place and Jenika and Judy Hofer in second place. Some people even got a little adventurous in the reading by hitting the outdoors and the winners are Jenny Munholland in first place and Bob Erickson and Aspen Norman in second place. We even had some people that went undercover to get their reading done and the winners are Hailey and Kori Loeppky and Jennifer Higgins.

The size of the reading material really did matter as long as the readers were caught reading. Those caught reading the smallest books were Emily Higgins and Harry the bird and Sheree and Troy Mailer. We have also learned that you can read more than one book and the winners caught reading the most books were Maria Miller and Maya Brennan. We even had an entry that was literally getting right into the book and the winners were Mac Brennan and Rhino the Hamster.

The best reading appetite goes to Kyle and Christopher Whitford. Best literate dog goes to Chloe Strohschin and Tikka. Best reader in fake garden goes to Darby Stohschin. We had another adventurous reader in Riley Norman and Bob Erickson who win for best slalom reading. Last but not least, we had the reader who looked prettiest in pink and that was Ximena and Francisco Sierra.

I want to invite everybody between the ages of six and 10 to join us for our new after-school program on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m starting Feb. 11. Join Crystal and Lindsey for games, crafts and whatever else we can think of. Hope to see you there.

Also the month of February is of Olympic proportions at the Stettler Public Library with our Olympic Reading Challenge. All you have to do is read a book (or several) that matches each ring

colour and enter to win Olympic prizes! The challenge is open to everybody so you too can be an Olympian.

The Stettler Public Library would like to welcome Heidi Fraser and Wendy Babatunde to the staff as our new circulation assistants.

You will now be seeing their smiling faces when you come to the library so make sure that you say hello. Unfortunately with the good news comes the bad and we said goodbye to Kelly Higgins who is off to the big city.

Good luck, Kelly.