Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This is the 16th year celebrating the Bettendorf Booker Bear Reading Challenge, and 282 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– way to go first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23rd, and each student was awarded a certificate of achievement and given their very own plush Booker Bear.

Ascentra’s Jumpin’ George and the Bettendorf Library’s Booker Bear were on hand to congratulate all of the little readers, and even posed for a picture with each class!  A big thank you goes out to our partners at the Bettendorf Public Library, the Bettendorf Community School District, and the Ascentra staff that volunteered their day to make this such a memorable event.

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