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They All Love to Read: Adult Summer Reading Winners at the Bronx Library Center

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Last Saturday, August 23, we concluded our Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2014. Winners were announced and prizes awarded. Each participant had to submit logs of the books they read over the summer with a brief review of each title. The four top prizes were awarded as follows:

First Prize - Shamteek Cutts
Second Prize - James Daniels
Third Prize - Nicola Anderson-Cutts
Fourth Prize - Carmen Bolar

The four winners read a total of 149 books.

After the presentation we spoke to some of the participants and here is what they had to say:

Nicola Anderson-Cutts (3rd Prize Winner) holding a certificate for herself and one for her husband, Shamteek Cutts (1st Prize Winner)

How did you hear about the program?

I came in the library to register my children for Summer Reading then I heard that there is a Summer Reading Program for Adults.

What motivated/inspired you to participate?

I love to read and I want to compete with my husband to see who can read the most.

What do you like to read?

Urban Fiction, Mystery and Romance.

When and where do you like to read?

I like to read while commuting. Also, on weekends when the kids are away. I also like to read with my husband and discuss the stories after.

 

James Daniels - 2nd Prize Winner

How did you hear about the program?

From a librarian

What motivated/inspired you to participate?

I love to read

What do you like to read?

Murder/Mystery

When and where do you like to read?

In the park, and at nighttime at home.

 

Vermell Ford

How did you hear about the program?

I saw it on the library website.

What motivated/inspired you to participate?

I love to read

What do you like to read?

Biographies, Memoirs and Non-fiction

When and where do you like to read?

On the trains, at home in a special chair, and on vacation.

 

Angela Liane

How did you hear about the program?

My friend

What motivated you to participate?

I love to read. I was also motivated by the prizes.

What do you like to read?

Urban Fiction and Science Fiction

When and where do you like to read?

At the beach alone, and in my living room after the children are in bed.

 

Deborah McCray

How did you hear about the program?

From a librarian

What motivated you to participate?

I love to read. It helps me with pronunciation.

What do you like to read?

Urban Fiction

When and where do you like to read?

In bed at night. It's like a sleeping potion for me.

 

Carmen Bolar - 4th prize winner

How did you hear about the program?

From a librarian

What motivated you to participate?

The competition

What do you like to read?

Non-fiction, Biographies, Romance and Sagas

When and where do you like to read?

I like to read on the subway, and at the kitchen table at home with the radio on.

Each year the New York Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program for Adults, Teens and Children. Stay tuned for next Summer. The program runs from the beginning of June through the end of August.

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