Summer Reading 2013 has ended. Thanks to all who participated. We'll do it again next year!
Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners
Another successful Summer Reading program is in the books. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Here are the winners of the grand prizes in each age group.
Children 0-5 Years Old
Eleanor Madsen, 5 - LeapFrog
Stanko Nadler, 4 - LeapFrog
Children 6-11 Years Old
Chris Burkhard, 10 - Kindle Fire HD
Trevor Nelson, 11 - Kindle Fire HD
Teens 12 - 17 Years Old
Rashid Brown, 15 - Xbox 360
Kaitlyn Daughtridge, 14 - Kindle Fire HD
Esme Wheeler, 12 - iPod Touch
Shaina Bowling - Night on the Town
Jennifer Robinson - iPad Mini
Congratulations to all!
First Library in Space 2 a Success!
Our second attempt at launching and recovering a capsule to near space was a success! The First Library in Space capsule made it to 98,000 ft. We have recovered all cameras and library memorabilia and are working on getting photos and video posted.
Stay tuned to firstlibraryinspace.org for all the images.
Summer Reading Stars Recognized at Midpoint Rally
Five Summer Reading Stars were honored at the Summer Reading Midpoint Rally prior to the Durham Bulls game on July 10. All of the honorees had read more than 900 minutes from June 15 through July 10.
- Sierra Hearn, age 11 – starting Carrington Middle School in the fall
- Aaron Lobo, age 11 – attends Lucas Middle School
- Ngat Kpa, age 11 – attends Lakewood Elementary School
- Joshua Crabtree, age 7 – attends Hillandale Elementary School
- Margaret Ann Healy, age 9 – attends Easley Elementary School
Congratulations and keep on reading!
First Library in Space Capsule Missing
Spaceflight is a tricky business. After a successful launch, we lost all data at about the 60,000 foot mark and have had no communication from the capsule since then. At this point, the capsule and it's payload are lost. However, NC Near Space Research, who helped us put everything together have had lost capsules reappear up to year after launch when someone found it and called the phone number in the capsule. So all hope is not lost.
If we get more information we will post it at firstlibraryinspace.org.
First Library in Space Music Contest
As Durham County Library prepares to become the First Library in Space, we're looking for original music to use as the score for our final video. To learn more, visit the contest page on the First Library in Space website.
Summer Reading Kickoff
Thanks to everyone who came out for Summer Reading Kickoff. We had a great time, and, by the looks of things, so did you!
Enjoy these photos and video from the event.
Durham County Library staff has had fun getting ready for Summer Reading 2013! They have shared their excitement with you in these fun videos.