The Palm Springs Public Library to award iPads at the 2011 Summer Reading Fun Fest Finale!

On Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., the Palm Springs Public Library’s will have the finale celebration for the 2011 Summer Reading Fun Fest (SRFF).  The finale will feature special guest and story teller Georgette Baker and at the conclusion of the program the Grand Prizes, three iPad2s and one LeapFrog My Own LeapTop, will be awarded and the photography contest winners will be announced.

The 2011 Summer Reading Fun Fest began on June 7th and was eight weeks of reading, special programs, events and story times. This year’s overall theme was ‘One World—Many Stories’, which showcased other cultures, travel and exploration. 

To be eligible for the iPad2 grand prizes, each program participant needed to complete a combination of tasks, including reading, attending programs and coming to the Library.  This year the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library generously agreed to sponsor the Grand Prizes which are a 16 MB Wi-Fi iPad2 for each of our Youth, Teen and Adult programs.  There will be one lucky winner from each program, drawn from the names of those who have completed all the requirements for their particular program.

Pre-school age children, who have been participating in the separate Read-To-Me program and complete all their requirements, will be entered to win a grand prize just for them–a LeapFrog My Own LeapTop. One lucky winner will enjoy this durable and user-friendly play laptop which has six modes of pretend computer play  introducing children to animals, shapes, letters, music, and more.

 There is only one entry per person for all our programs, and participants do not need to be present to win.

As part of this summer’s programs, adult (ages 18 +) amateur photographers were invited to submit their best/favorite vacation photo for the Novel Destinations Photography Contest. Prize winners will be selected by a panel of three judges, members of the community with a photography and/or art background.  Winners will be announced at the finale; the first prize winner will receive a gift card for $100, the second prize winner will receive a gift card for $50 and the third prize winner will receive a gift card for $25. Photos have been on display in the Library for the month of July.

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