Wolfforth Library’s top summer reader flipped 14,403 pages

Next week, Tyler Kerr will be a fourth-grade student at Oak Ridge Elementary School.

He’s had a busy summer.

He played third base and outfield for Team Avalanche. There was a trip to Ruidoso, N.M., for camping, and a trip to the Dallas Great Wolf Lodge. There were daily trips to the Whitewood Lanes for bowling.

There were many viewings of “CSI” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

And then there was that award he won for reading the most books in the Wolfforth Library’s summer reading program.

According to Wolfforth Library officials, Tyler read 14,403 pages, or 42 books, over the summer.

“I read some thick books,” Tyler said. “Hugo” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” were among the reading he completed this summer.

He loves reading mysteries the most.

“I like ‘A to Z Mysteries,’ ” he said.

During third grade, he read the entire series of Harry Potter books, and he said he read the most books in his grade level at Oak Ridge.

The Wolfforth Library summer reading competition was open for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Tyler said there were a few older kids at the party held at the end of the summer.

“I was kind of surprised (to win) because there were some pretty high grades,” Tyler said.

Tyler’s grandmother, Teresa Nelson, said he began reading while still in kindergarten, and hasn’t stopped since. During the days spent at her house this summer, she said he was very active. They stopped by the Wolfforth Library twice a week to pick up books.

“He’d check out, like, six to eight books at a time,” she said.

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