Ceres Library has finished its Summer Reading Challenge to encourage the devouring of books and gave away a number of prizes to top readers.
The Ceres Friends of the Library offered prizes for children up to age 18 who complete a log after reading at least 30 minutes each day for a 30-day period between May 17 and August 2. Participants were required to read, or have someone read to them, for 30 minutes a day, for 30 days.
Another challenge was offered for adults.
Children who had finished reading 30 days could come to the library and pick up a free book bag and a free book to keep. Children who finished the challenge were also eligible to enter a drawing to win one of two bicycles, donated by the Friends of the Ceres Library.
Winning bikes this year were Hanna Cendejas, 9, and Ciela Alvarez, 4. Both girls and their families were excited and grateful to have won.
“I like this bike so much!” an excited Ciela told the library staff.
“Both the library staff and the Friends of the Library enjoy doing this every year,” said Ceres Library Assistant Susan Sawyer. “I love seeing how the children’s faces light up when we bring the bikes out from the back.”