Gwinnett County Public Library Wins Two of Three Statewide “Destination College Savings” Sweepstakes
This year, more than 37,400 children and teens participated in the Gwinnett County Public Library’s summer reading program, and many of those children, entered the statewide “Destination College Savings” Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $5,000 contribution toward a Path2College 529 Plan college savings account.
“This program is a great way for children to stay engaged with reading over the summer,” said Chuck Penuel, director of the Path2College 529 Plan. “We hope that by offering the annual sweepstakes, we are encouraging more children to get involved with the summer reading program, while at the same time reminding their parents how important a strong educational foundation and a strong financial foundation are to their child’s success.”
Penuel congratulated the Grayson Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL) for having the greatest number of entries in the state of Georgia and he announced that the Gwinnett County Public Library had the greatest percentage of their registered users entered into the Sweepstakes. The library was awarded $3,058 for their children’s and teen’s materials and programming.
“As a partner in education, participation in the library’s Summer Reading Program is designed to help families bridge the learning gap between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next,” says Gwinnett County Public Library Executive Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam. “Staff are thrilled to be recognized for their part in not just motivating families to read throughout the summer, but also to plan for their future education by enrolling in the Path2College 529 Plan.”
The Peachtree Corners branch is located at 5570 Spalding Drive.