In total, nine children in Cornwall and area were randomly selected as winners in our Summer Reading Challenge. The effort encouraged kids 7-18 to read and submit a form about the book. Every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays we chose one winner to receive a $25 gift certificate for a local pizza place. Sixty-five entries were received and we gave away $225 in pizza vouchers for a variety of locations based on the winners preferences. The most recent winner, Élise, an eight year old who read Rien ne va plus dans l’ocean by Genevieve Guilbault. This is a story about a girl and her unicorn best friend who, in Elise’s words, ‘have magical powers and adventures.’
This is the second activity we have run for kids in the community and we hope to be announcing the next challenge in the coming weeks.