November 12, 2011

Chicagoland Library Wins $10,000 in Books from JetBlue!

We’re pleased to announce that the Dundee Township Public Library in East Dundee, Illinois is the winner of a $10,000 prize in Random House Children’s Books furnished by JetBlue as part of our Soar with Reading campaign.

Readers nominated their local libraries and were entered to win a family vacation to the amazing Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau Bahamas from JetBlue Getaways. More than 115,000 entries were received through the sweepstakes portion of the program, representing libraries in all 50 states. Dundee Township Public Library in East Dundee, Illinois won $10,000 in books, a second library received $2,500 in books and five additional libraries received $500 in books , courtesy of JetBlue and Random House Children’s Books.

The initiative is a part of Soar with Reading, a joint project launched this summer with PBS KIDS. Soar with Reading aims to keep children reading throughout the summer, harnessing a combination of in-flight and online literacy resources, community reading events and a partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in need. For every reader who registered on SoarwithReading.com this summer, we made a book donation to a child through First Book, totaling 10,000 books.

Learn more about our Soar with Reading campaign and related events.

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