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49 Roosevelt Students Read 295 Books during Summer Program

A sixth grader wins a Nook e-reader for her efforts.

49 Roosevelt Students Read 295 Books during Summer Program

Sxith grader Marissa Case shows off the e-book she won for reading books over the summer.

Forty-nine Roosevelt Mid-School students participated in a summer reading program and collectively read some 295 books and completed an assignment on the books they read. Students were rewarded with a $5 gift card to Barnes & Noble Books if they read at least five books and were entered into a drawing for a Nook e-reader.

Sixth-grade student Marissa Case won the drawing for the Nook from among the 49 students entered.

“The school’s instructional coach Lefty Folkman wrote a grant application to the New Mexico Library Foundation and was awarded $1,000 to cover the cost of the gift cards and the Nook,” said Roosevelt librarian Linda Keulen.

Marissa Mora, a seventh grader, read the most books with 25 and Emily Clark, an eighth grader, read 15 books, Keulen said.

“The library was open four times over the summer so students could return, renew or check out books,” Keulen added. “Every grade level had a different reading assignment, designed in collaboration with language arts teachers. Students were supposed to turn in their assignment during the first week of school, but 40 of the 49 were so excited, they turned theirs in between registration and the first week of school.”

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