On August 23, 46 All-Star Readers took to the field at McCoy Stadium to celebrate the grand finale to the 2016 Summer Reading Program, “On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" Armed with their favorite book of the summer, the All-Star Readers represented their respective libraries with wonderfully creative signs ranging from a giant Olympic gold medal to construction paper baseballs emblazoned with their library’s name. Rhode Island children’s librarians, library staff, and volunteers were also in attendance to celebrate their readers and the conclusion of summer reading.
Once the All-Star Readers paraded on to the field Paws, the PawSox mascot, offered his hat for the big raffle drawing. All names were put into the hat and Aidan from the Tiverton Public Library was chosen as the 2016 grand prize winner. Aidan and his family will receive airfare vouchers for four people, four nights hotel accommodations, and four five-day passes to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, thanks to the generous sponsors of the final event of the Summer Reading Program: Citizens Bank, the Pawtucket Red Sox, and Pepsi. Check out more pictures of Aidan and the All-Star Reader Team on Flickr!
Congratulations to Aidan and the 2016 All-Star Reader Team!
2016 All-Star Readers on the Field at McCoy Stadium
View more event photos on Flickr.