Lily Stidham, age 12, won the Cooper Memorial Library Own the Night Reading Game drawing. She won a Kindle Fire, a digital media device that can be used to read free e-books from the library’s Overdrive collection.
Lily had many entries as she played the Own the Night Reading Game almost every day this summer. Teens in middle or high school were eligible to play. They were allowed a spin of the wheel once a day, as long as they had read something. The spin might win them a piece of candy, a bookmark, a golden ticket entry for the Kindle Fire drawing, or a chance at a gift card. Gift cards were in the amount of $5 for Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks and McDonald’s; $10 for Regal Cinema or Amazon.com; or $25 Target or Amazon.com.
The Edmund Amateis Foundation sponsored the materials for the Own the Night Reading Game and the Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library sponsored the gift cards and the Kindle Fire drawing. The drawing was held at 5:00 p.m. on July 30, 2012 and the game ran from June 11th through July 28th.