Each year Stanislaus County library branches conduct a summer reading program to encourage people of all ages to read with the awarding of prizes. There are countywide prizes but also prizes for which only Ceres customers are eligible. The Friends of the Ceres Library donated money to buy two children’s bicycles and helmets. Winners were chosen by drawing among all the children to have completed a reading log.
The names of Achilles Porras, 5, and Bailey Sullivan, 6, were drawn from a container filled with 164 entries to win the bikes.
To complete the log, children were required to read at least 30 minutes per day for 28 days.
“The Ceres Friends of the Library have been very generous by doing this for years,” said Ceres Library branch manager Susan Sawyer. “They also donated money that goes towards crafts supplies for other children’s programming we do at the library.”
Ceres businesses Supermom’s Frozen Yogurt, Ceres Drugs and Pastas Pronto donated gift certificates for adult reading prizes. Adult winners were also chosen by drawing from among 100 entries after submitting a short review of a book they read over the summer.