GLEN ROCK, NJ - The Friends of the Glen Rock Public Library announced the winners of this year’s All *Star Readathon. There were 263 children who read a total of 568,018 minutes (9,467 hours) and raised over $8,105 in sponsor pledges.
Last year’s All-Star-Readathon proved to be the most contested one yet. Battling it out for first place were Richard E. Byrd School and Clara E. Coleman School. Coleman, the winner for the last decade was narrowly beaten by Byrd. This year’s race proved to be narrow once again, with Byrd trying to defend the title and Coleman trying to snatch it back. At the end, Byrd narrowly inched out Coleman with 1 percentage point taking the plaque with 36% of their students participating versus 35% of the Coleman participants.
The traditional Borough Council presentation of Certificates of Commendations to the Gold Level winners will take place when schools reopen. Certificates will be presented to the top individual readers from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade, who either read more than 4,500 minutes in the Readathon or raised a minimum of $150 in pledges. Families who have raised more than $250 in sponsorship pledges will also be honored. There were 30 avid readers who read themselves into the Gold Level (4,500 minutes read) and 15 enthusiastic fundraisers collected enough in pledges to achieve Gold Level Status.
Income generated by the READATHON supports the Summer Reading Program, which will be 100% VIRTUAL this year. Check the Library’s website for details of Imagine You Story. Other funding from the READATHON enhances the circulating collections and gives the Children’s Room Librarian the opportunity to develop more services and programs for young readers.
The Friends would like to thank all the Readers and Sponsors who made this virtual 2020 READATHON a success