College SAVE reading champions

The North Dakota State Library partnered with Bank of North Dakota to bring the College SAVE Summer Reading Champions Campaign to participants of the 2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program, “Libraries Rock.”

Every student completing their library’s goal for “Libraries Rock” received a $25 contribution to a new or existing College SAVE account. More than 300 children took advantage of the contribution. In addition, there were 11 recipients selected from random drawings who were awarded $529 College SAVE contributions.

“The North Dakota State Library appreciates the opportunity to offer this enhancement to the rich Summer Reading programs that our North Dakota public libraries provide to communities across the state,” says Mary Soucie, State Librarian.

“We look forward to a continued partnership with the Bank of North Dakota and North Dakota public libraries to continue to provide wonderful opportunities to the youth of our state.”

Over 2,200 youth from 44 libraries participated in this year’s summer reading campaign. The $529 scholarship recipients are Roger Padgett, Morton Mandan Public Library; Carson Jorgenson, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library; Amelia Nusviken, Edna Ralston Public Library; Sunny Simmers, Elgin Public Library; Ella Tuff, Grace Prososki, and Isabelle Erickson from Fargo Public Library; Amani Abufardeh, Grand Forks Public Library; Graysen Daws, Lakota City Library; Benjamin Douglas, Leach Public Library; and Isabella Hand, Minot Public Library.

“Bank of North Dakota congratulates all children who participated in their local library’s summer reading programs,” states Eric Hardmeyer, Bank of North Dakota president. “It is well-established that reading is an important component of academic success which leads to a well-prepared workforce.”

The College SAVE Plan is a 529 plan established by the State of North Dakota. Bank of North Dakota acts as trustee of the College SAVE Trust and is responsible for administering the Plan. To learn more about College SAVE, visit collegesave4u. com.