The Booked for Bikes program just finished its thirteenth year. Program chairman Scott Gaines of the Vergennes Rotary Club helped Bixby Library Head Librarian Rachel Plant announce the winners.
Young people, ages 5-15, read books throughout the summer months in hopes of winning a Trek Mountain Bike provided by the Vergennes Rotary Club. The literacy program was designed to help keep kids reading during the summer months.
For each book read, a child gets to enter a raffle entry once a week throughout the summer. Kids from the five town area of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Waltham, & Addison were eligible.
The success of our program is due to the promotional efforts of Plant and Gail Martin, Bixby's children's librarian. Our program helps support the same literacy goals of the Bixby Library.
The "Booked for Bikes" program not only promotes reading, it also brings children and their parents into the Bixby. Another goal of the Vergennes Rotary Club to support their local library.
The program has added another feature to their Vergennes Day drawing by partnering with Safe Kids of Addison County. For the past five years, chairman Chuck Welch and a staff of volunteers have provided over handing out 800 free bike helmets to area yoingsters.
For more information regarding the "Booked for Bikes" program, contact Rachel Plant or Gail Martin at the Bixby Library in Vergennes at 802-877-2211. You can visit the website at www.bixbylibrary.org.
To learn more about Vergennes Rotary, contact Scott Gaines at 802-877-2878 or visit the clib's website at www.vergennesrotary.org.