Eagle Bend's Blue Ribbon Reader
Lauren Stormoen was Eagle Bend Public Library’s Blue Ribbon Reader winner this summer.
Children and teens at each of Great River Regional Library’s 32 locations were invited to take part in an essay writing contest. They were asked to answer the question: Why do you love to read? Lauren’s essay was selected from the Eagle Bend entries. Her name was then put in with the names of winners from the 31 other library locations in which Great River Regional Library provides services. The regional winner, from Grey Eagle, received a blue ribbon, a certificate, and four tickets to the Minnesota State Fair provided by CRPSLA, the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators.
"I love to read because it takes me places I've never been and I meet people I've never met. It takes me to far off lands. It takes me on new and amazing adventures, and I don't even need to leave the house! Reading gives me a way to be myself. In books I can have feelings of joy, sadness, anger and so much more. The cool thing about reading is that you can read a book anywhere at any time. Books inspire me greatly. I can learn things, go on adventures and a lot more. I can be anyone at any time. I love reading!"