Winners announced for Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud

South Middle School student wins $500 for her school library

Participants of all ages showed up to the library in costume, well-rehearsed and with props to compete in the 10th Annual Readapalooza Community Read-Aloud on Sunday, October 21.
The 1st place prize in the children’s division went to Cindy Craven from South Middle School who read from “The Witches” by Roald Dahl. Among other prizes, Cindy won $500 for her school library sponsored by the Grants Pass Friends of the Library. She will have the chance to present her librarian with the check early in November and help choose books to be purchased.
Winners in the adult and children’s divisions are listed below.
1st place: Jamie Calvert reading The Luckiest Leprechaun by Justine Korman
2nd place: Elizabeth Bretko reading The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
3rd place: Gray Reid reading The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
1st place: Cindy Craven from South Middle School reading The Witches by Roald Dahl
2nd place: Cohen Calvert from Highland Elementary reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
3rd place: Caitlyn Miller from Williams Elementary reading Hamstersaurus Rex by Tom O’Donnell

The 2018 Readapalooza weekend was made possible by the Grants Pass Friends of the Library. Supporting organizations include Blue Zones Project of Grants Pass, Oregon Books & Games, KAJO/KLDR, and Rogue Roasters.