Prize winners in 2017 Robey Memorial Library Reading Challenge ...

Robey Memorial Library patrons were invited to “Build a Better World” and read something new last year, with the library's 2017 Reading Challenge ending December 31. Participating patrons entered monthly drawings after reading from one of 12 pre-selected categories: how to, teaches you something; “tall” tale, legend or 500+ pages; set in the future; travel or adventure; short story; someone you admire; bestseller; with a structure or building on the cover; religious, spiritual or inspirational; with a place in the title; published in the decade you were born; or picked from a random library shelf.

Throughout the year, participants read 182 books for the challenge with up to 12 entries in any combination of four prizes. The 2017 prize winners include (left to right, pictured above) Colleen Gragg - Waukon Bucks; Anne Blocker - local business gift certificate bundle; Darcy Connelly - mp3 player; and Linda Groe - eReader (not pictured). The prize sponsors for the 2017 Reading Challenge included Bieber Insurance and Real Estate; Culligan Water Conditioning; Hacker, Nelson & Co. P.C.; Hardees; James A. Garrett Law Office; Upper Iowa Insurance Services Corporation; Martin Funeral Home; Palmer Abstract, Inc.; Shafer & Shafer Law Office; Shopko; Torkelson Motors-Waukon; Waukon Dental; Waukon Greenhouse; and Waukon State Bank. Contact Robey Memorial Library about the 2018 Adult Reading Challenge at 563-568-4424, or Submitted photos.

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