July 24, 2012
On Saturday June 30, eight local children from the AuSable Forks, Jay and Wilmington area represented the Wilmington Library and took part in the “Take a Bite Out of Books” competition at the mall in Plattsburgh. The competition pits teams from participating libraries against each other by answering “Jeopardy” style trivia questions pertaining to the five pre-selected books. The Wilmington Library had two teams in the competition. The Wilmington Veterans consisted of Kendra Christensen, Sky Hanf, Brinn Peck and James Winch and they won third place. The Wilmington Royals had Ashleigh Baer, Justin Briggs, Benjamin Caito and Sean Ransom and they won first place. These ladies and gentlemen worked very hard and the opposition was tough. This is the second year the Wilmington teams placed first and third in the competition. Library Director Samantha Baer reads all of the books and prepares the teams for the competition.