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Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Winner Announced | Kapolei student wins four Alaska Airlines® tickets

Posted on: September 1, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

2021 HSPLS 2021 Summer Reading Grand Prize WinnerThe Hawaii State Public Library System is thrilled to announce the grand prize winner of its 2021 Summer Reading Program Grand Prize Drawing!  Brooklyn Kotrys from the Kapolei Public Library won four roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines® flies.

From June to the end of July, more than 12,000 readers of all ages read and logged an impressive total of 12.5 million minutes. This year’s Summer Reading Program “Tails and Tales” also provided participants with opportunities to attend virtual events, author and speaker talks, and complete online activities highlighting animals, ocean creatures, and more. Active participants in the summer reading program were eligible for the grand prize drawing.

“Brooklyn read an amazing 1,200 minutes this summer, and we congratulate her on her reading achievements and for being selected as the Grand Prize winner! We look forward to continuing to support all readers all year long!” said State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich.

“We wish the Kotrys ‘Ohana happy travels and a Mahalo Nui to Alaska Airlines® for their generosity and support of literacy among Hawaii’s keiki, teens, adults and kupuna through our public libraries,” said Nainoa Mau, Executive Director of the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i.

The annual reading challenge was sponsored by the Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii, Hawaii Pizza Hut and the 2021 Summer Reading sponsors.

Watch the virtual prize presentation!