>Congratulations to all of our successful summer readers! A total of 145 young people registered to read in Preston Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” program. Little ones in the Cuddle Me group logged 563 days of being read to. Kids in the Read-To-Me group enjoyed a total of 2,143 books. Readers read a total of 40,920 minutes. Teens read 35,540 pages.

In the Read-To-Me group, the following children had over 100 books read to them: Xavier and Xia P. (420), Rose G. (155), Dartagnon L. (114). A few of our top readers in the elementary through middle school Readers group were: Solomon S. (6840), Jonathan A. (4680), Maren C. (4080) and in the Teen group Shira A. (10,454), Melissa S. (8206), Emily A. (5911).

Grand prizes for the program were $20 Preston Bucks, $10 Preston Bucks, $5 Preston Bucks, large pizza from Chic’s donated by Family Hair, Jail House Inn, Lisa’s Klip N Kurl, Preston Eye Clinic, Republican-Leader, Root River Veterinary Center, Buying Tyme, Chic’s Pizza.

Drawings were also held weekly for treats and prizes, donated by the following businesses: B & B Bowl, Foremost Farms, Weber & Judd Pharmacy, Johnson’s Hardware, Preston Foods, Sweet Stop, Trailhead Inn, Preston Motor Mart.