Friday, 17 September 2010 00:00For the second year in a row, Pasadena Elementary School has won the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library Summer Reading Contest. It was a very close race, with Pasadena, at 21.85 percent, just beating out runner-up Parkway Elementary School with 21.02 percent.
The total number of registrants this year was 1669. A total of 5, 983 books were read by children in pre-K through fourth grade. The older participants (grades 5 and up) read a total of 305,227 pages. Finally, 32.43 percent of the children in the school district participated in the program and either read at least three books, or read at least 300 pages, depending on their grade level.