beverly library kindle winner-Joseph Herber

Arlene Gottardo, Beverly branch library children’s librarian, recently presented Joseph Herber, 9, with a new Kindle Fire after Herber completed the Chicago Public Library Summer Learning Challenge, “Explorers at Play.” Herber, a St. Barnabas Elementary School student and Beverly resident, tallied 61 hours of reading to take top prize at the library. Some of Herber’s reading recommendations include books by Geronimo Stilton, the “Harry Potter” saga (Rowling), “Series of Unfortunate Events” (Snicket) and the “Bad Guys” series (Blabey).