With the end of summer reading, comes summer reading winners at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ). Although reading is its own prize, an extra something does help to bring about extra smiles.

Rylan Aldrich, 2, of Watchung, won SCLSNJ’s Summer Reading Challenge Interlox Blocks prize, but preferred carrying the Resin Jewelry Kit that her sister won. Aldrich read 69 total days this summer by listening to stories every day from June 13 to August 20.

SCLSNJ had 4,268 registrants System-wide for the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge. Children, teens, and tweens throughout Somerset County read for a combined total of 128,093 days this summer.

The Watchung branch is located at 12 Stirling Road in Watchung. To contact the Watchung branch, email watchung@sclibnj.org or call (908) 458-8455. To discover all SCLSNJ has to offer, visit SCLSNJ.org or connect with SCLSNJ on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube.