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Botetourt County Library Summer Reading Winners


Fincastle, VA — Botetourt County Library just concluded a very successful summer reading program. We are pleased that so many people attended our weekly performances and entered our contests. We would like to congratulate our winners and to thank everyone who came to the library and participated in our activities. Many thanks go to the Botetourt County Friends of the Library for sponsoring our summer program and for making our grand prizes possible. We also appreciate the generous contributions of our many other sponsors including New River Electrical Corporation, Wendy’s restaurants, Golden Corral, Country Cookin’, Cracker Barrel, Virginia Museum of Transportation, the Buchanan Theatre, the Abingdon Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Botetourt Genealogy Club, Attic Productions, Willow Pod Provisions and Gifts, Botetourt Town and Country Women’s Club, Botetourt County Office of Tourism, and the Salem Red Sox.

The first prize winner in the adult category was Rebecca Boone, a patron of the Fincastle Library. She won two nights at the Cedar Crest Inn in Asheville, NC plus tickets to the Biltmore Estate. Second prize in the adult category went to Shawn Spears, a patron of the Blue Ridge Library. He won a gift bag filled with prizes from businesses in Abingdon, the Willow Pod in Daleville and tickets to Attic Productions.

The winner of the Teen Summer Reading Program was Brian Murray, a patron of the Fincastle Library. He won a Kindle Fire HD!

The grand prize in the children’s category was Zeal Hammons, a patron of the Buchanan Library. He won a $100 gift card from Toys R Us.

The following prizes were won by children at the various library branches:

Blue Ridge Library:

$10 Barnes & Noble gift card—Merritt Young

$10 Barnes & Noble gift card—Rowan Cire

Frozen Giant Coloring Book—Ella Clubb

Launch Across game—Strider Mitchell

Monster Truck—Gavin Walker

Minnie Mouse puzzle—Kenleigh Hetherington

Minnie Mouse puzzle—Reagan Meade

Minnie Mouse puzzle—Sarah Meadows


Fincastle Library:

$10 Barnes & Noble gift card—Clem Hubbard

Eyeball Animation Drawing Book—Isaac Ernst

Princess Horse—Eloise Diviney

Cyber Ninja—Brett Smith


Eagle Rock Library:

$10 Barnes & Noble gift card—Gwyndalyn Moran

Elegant Ellie Duo—Emily Woodson

Spider Slinger—Eli Persinger

Minnie Mouse puzzle—Mehloni Wilson


Buchanan Library:

$10 Barnes & Noble gift card—Hayden Nicely

Plush toy—Trevor Hylton

Barbie doll—Ella Wright

Yahtzee game—Grayson Taylor


Additional prizes were won by these patrons:


Walmart gift cards:

Mikayla Stiltner

Justin Desai

Cheyenne Mitchell

Hannah Hutchins

Steven Kehr


Wendy’s gift cards:

Katrina Desai

Caitlan Divers

Haley Mays

Emerald Pullon

Yasmin Sykes

Abigail Stevens



For more information, contact

Steve Vest, Library Director

(540) 977-3433