WE HAVE A WINNER!

By random drawing of all the adults who completed the 2010 Adult Summer Reading Program, ReaderNation, at the Stratford Branch Library, Yvette Gardner won the $50 gift card for Amazon.com. Yvette plans on using her card to purchase a book of couples' devotions that she saw in a bookstore for $24.99. The book, "Love Dare" by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, is a couple's daily devotional featured in the movie, "Fireproof".

Yvette Gardner has been an avid reader most of her life. She can't remember when she couldn't read. As a young mother, Yvette is passing this love of reading on to her daughter who is 4 years old. They read together every day. When Yvette is not able to read with her, her daughter listens to an audio book while looking at the pictures.

Yvette's love of reading and coming to the Stratford Library encourages the rest of the family to come also. They love attending the programs that the library provides, especially the children's programs which include baby story time, toddler story time and the special children's summer programming. The library is a very integral part of their lives. She says that next summer her husband wants to register for ReaderNation.

The Stratford Library staff congratulates Yvette Gardner on her award.