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Read Your Way to Fenway winners celebrate at Red Sox game

August 29, 2017

Boston Public Library

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The Boston Public Library’s annual contest concluded as winners enjoyed Sunday’s Red Sox game vs. the Orioles.

Read Your Way to Fenway
Boston Public Library’s annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer reading contest concluded as winners celebrated a summer of reading and enjoyed Sunday afternoon’s Red Sox game at Fenway Park vs. the Baltimore Orioles. Youth ages 5-17 were encouraged to read a minimum of three books and write an essay about their favorite for the chance to attend the game; 624 children participated in the program and more than 500 winners were chosen.

The on-field winners, who were part of a pre-game ceremony Sunday afternoon, include Raymond Gonzalez – Mattapan Branch, Jamie Fulton – Uphams Corner Branch, Annika Joyce Meyer – Honan Allston Branch, and Anand Koulomzin from the Connolly Branch.

“Boston Public Library’s young readers submitted hundreds of thoughtful essays and capped off a summer of learning with one of Boston’s most beloved summertime traditions.  I am grateful to our sponsors for their generous support of this unique summer reading program that further develops reading and literacy skills during out of school time,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.

In addition to the Read Your Way to Fenway summer essay contest, youth and adults participated in summer reading programs throughout the Boston Public Library system from June through August, engaging in a variety of enriching skill-building programs.

Read Your Way to Fenway is generously sponsored by John Hancock, the Red Sox Foundation, and the Boston Public Library.

Photo credits: Aram Boghosian. Additional photos are available upon request.


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