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Young Hayden readers bestowed with honor

5 win 2010 Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Award

This summer’s winners of the Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Awards are Gabrielle Lewis, from left, PiperJo Jones, Dustin Sullins, Brooklyn Colding and Daniel Earley.
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This summer’s winners of the Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Awards are Gabrielle Lewis, from left, PiperJo Jones, Dustin Sullins, Brooklyn Colding and Daniel Earley.

— Five Hayden youngsters recently were named winners of the 2010 Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Award.

The awards announcement was made Aug. 13 at Hayden Public Library.

The five children recognized for being outstanding readers are Brooklyn Colding, Daniel Earley, PiperJo Jones, Gabrielle Lewis and Dustin Sullins, of Hayden.



Each young reader was nominated by library staff and interviewed by the friends and family of the late Giannini.

After being nominated, the youths were asked to bring a book to the interview that has touched them and inspired them to read more. The Bernadette F. Giannini Young Reader Award winners received a certificate and a gift card to purchase books at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs.

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Gian­nini lived in Hayden during the summers for most of her adult life and moved to Hayden permanently after she retired.

She was a lifelong reader of enormous proportions.

Her favorite books included biographies, mysteries, political analysis, humor, novels and anything about Western History or Colorado or John Wesley Powell.

She also read any book that caught her eye or that someone recommended to her.

She also loved talking with children. She engaged young people in discussions on real issues and supported their interests in reading. She gave books as gifts, supported readers and was interested in what children were reading.

The Bernadette F. Gian­nini Young Reader Awards are a joint project of the Hayden Public Library, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and friends and family of Giannini.


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