College student Teresa Yeh is the 1st place grand prize winner for Harris County Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program 2011. As the grand prize winner, Teresa took home $200 in gift cards for Amazon.com , which she plans to spend on textbooks. Teresa has participated in the summer reading program since she was a kid, so she just automatically entered this year without giving much thought to potential prizes, but she did remember to log her books. Teresa said that she really likes using the library’s digital media catalog , and most of the books she read over the summer were eBooks.
Since she’s never won a contest before, Teresa was very surprised to learn that she was our 1st place grand prize winner. Teresa plans to participate in the summer reading program next year, but she did say that it was more fun and motivating when she was a kid and got stickers and certificates, so I guess we’ll have to take that into consideration for next year!