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Reading Was So Delicious At North Fork Library

NORTH FORK – Avid summer readers who participated in the North Fork Library’s Summer Reading program gathered at the library on Wednesday, July 24, to receive recognition for their achievements over the past six weeks.

The theme for the 2013 Summer Reading Program was “Reading Is So Delicious,” and 66 kids participated in North Fork.

Kids prepare fruit snacks at NF Library - photo by Gina ClugstonOn the last day, they gathered for cookies and watermelon, strawberries and raisins before settling in to have their accomplishments rewarded.

Prizes were given in each age group for the most minutes read over the entire program.

Zev Grifalconi-Mandel, from the youngest group of readers, won a LeapPad2 for reading 825 minutes, and Dylan Bosley won a LeapPad2 for the 2nd-3rd grade grand prize, with 1,535 minutes.

Sean Glitch and his grandmother Jean RichterSean Glitch won for the 4th-5th grade readers, but since he already had a Kindle Fire, he graciously passed on receiving an award, and allowed Maria Leos-Luchuga to take the prize instead, with her very notable 1,432 minutes.

In the teen group, Lluvia Moreno won a Nook HD tablet by spending an astonishing 15,898 minutes engrossed in the pages of many a fascinating read over the summer.

Jean Richter generously donated the Nook eReaders to the program, and the Friends of the North Fork Branch Library provided the LeapPad2’s.

Kids choose a book or toy for turning in reading log each week

Each week the kids who read the most minutes that week from their age group were presented with T-shirts, and when they turned in their reading logs, they were allowed to choose a free book and a toy.

Winners of the weekly prizes for most minutes read included:

Evy Marshall

Stevi Valenzuela

Maria Leos-Lechuga

Lluvia Moreno

Adieson Glass

Kamilia Venzuela wins a t-shirt for most minutes read in a weekDylan Bosley

Luna Moreno

Landon Donahue

Kevin Bulawsky

Sean Glitch

Priscilla Bugg

Kamilia Valenzuela

Jacob Wheeler

Tabitha Bugg

Kayle Hill

Sophia Rose Wigginton Kennedy


The Summer Reading Program ran from June through July and featured special events and guests at each library. This year, the library also added a teen program for 6th – 12th graders.

Some of the fun the kids had over the summer included such programs as “Extreme Science Magic,” “Steampunk Designs with Diana Polly” and the “Wild Edible Eats Challenge.”

Kids were invited to “Read beyond your heart’s content and turn in as many reading logs as you possibly can.”


  1. Summer reading was great and very helpful to keep me reading over the summer. Thank you for putting on the summer reading program, Sarah Lingenfelter!

  2. Sarah Lingenfelter

    Thank you for coming to the summer reading program Sean. You worked very hard and I hope you had fun too. It was a joy to see you and all the kids every week 🙂

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