Shelby County Public Library



Shelby County Reads 2014
Shelby County Reads Books

We encourage you to read with the community! The eleventh season of Shelby County Reads launched on January 25, 2014. 

Eight titles that focused on the theme Horse Tales were selected to compete in the organization's first book race. Votes for the books were collected at Three Sisters Books and Gifts, Shelby County public and school libraries and online. The overall winner was:




COWBILLY GEORGE by F.S. Haltom (Pre K - Grade 1)

BRAMBLE AND MAGGIE: HORSE MEETS GIRL by Jessie Haas (Grades 1-2)

JUSTIN MORGAN HAD A HORSE by Marguerite Henry (Grades 3-7)

I RODE A HORSE OF MILK WHITE JADE by Diane Wilson (Grades 4-8)

SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater (Grades 8-12)

HALF BROKE HORSES by Jeannette Walls (Adult)

WHIP HAND by Dick Francis (Adult)

THE EIGHTY-DOLLAR CHAMPION by Elizabeth Letts (Adult)

SHELBY COUNTY READS WRITING CONTEST: 

Writing contest topics for all ages are based on this year's theme "horse tales". Anyone was welcome to enter the competition. Shelby County teachers often use this contest as a classroom assignment. 

Gift cards from Three Sisters Books & Gifts will be awarded in each of the five categories for First Prize in the amount of $50, Second Prize in the amount of $25, and Third Prize in the amount of $15.

AWARDS CEREMONY: 
  • WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 10 at 3PM 
  • WHERE: INDIANA GRAND CASINO & RACINGThe awards ceremony will take place in the clubhouse 'party pit' on the second floor of the white building facing the track.
  • WHO: Winners have been notified. Winners and their guests who plan to attend should RSVP to Laura Guenin at 317-398-7121 ext. 241 by May 1, 2014

 

Shelby County Reads is sponsored in partnership with the Blue River Community Foundation. Thank you to all of the donors who support Shelby County Reads!

Send donations to:

Blue River Foundation Suite 1
ATTN: Shelby County Reads
54 W. Broadway St.
Shelbyville IN 46176
317.392.7955

Checks payable to: 

Blue River Foundation with ‘Shelby County Reads’ in the memo line

For more information: 

Sandy Learned 317.392.1956
or Laura Guenin 317.398.7121