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Worzalla Lends Support to Portage County Public Library's Summer Reading Programs


Worzalla Lends Support to Portage County Public Library's Summer Reading Programs


Stevens Point book printer donated 500 books and provided bags for 'Lit Loot' program


Stevens Point, Wisconsin (June 23, 2022) – Worzalla, an employee-owned printing company specializing in high-quality children’s books, cookbooks, and hard-cover best sellers, is working with the Portage County Library to support their summer reading programs with the goal of inspiring the community to reach their summer reading goals. Worzalla has donated 500 children's books for the Library to use as summer reading rewards and is also donating 500 bags that the Library will use for their Lit Loot program.


“We love to get children and teens reading, learning, and participating at the library each summer, and then reward their hard work with prize books, but incentives like these are quite costly. We are thrilled that Worzalla has offered to help us cover some of these expenses so that we can expand our programming and reach even more community members,” said Nicole Ozanich, Youth Services Librarian at the Portage County Public Library.


"It was a perfect fit for us to offer our support to the Library's summer reading programs," said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources at Worzalla. "Reading is a great way to escape, activate our imaginations and over the summer it's a critical part of maintaining literacy skills while school's out. At Worzalla, we're proud to print some of the titles these kids will spend time reading during the program."


The Library will use the donation of books to support their incentive prizes for their Summer Reading Challenges for preschool, school-age, and teens. The Library's Lit Loot program invites kids, teens, and adults to register for a free personalized book subscription bag with a new theme each month. Bags will contain a relevant and custom-selected library book and surprise themed goodies. Previous month's themes included 'Tread Softly', 'It's My Life', 'Totally Rad', and others. The Portage County Public Library's full roster of summer programming runs through the end of July and can be found at pocolibrary.org/youth-family-resources.


Worzalla is also running its own summer reading promotion: Dive Into Reading This Summer with Worzalla. Children aged 5-17 are charged with reading as many books in a month as they can during the months of June, July, and August, and each book will count as an entry to win a basket of books. On the last day of each month, with adult permission and assistance, local readers can send an email to readmore@worzalla.com with the list of books that were read during that month with the reader's name, age, and photo of the reader with their favorite book from the month. More information and contest rules are available at worzalla.com


Worzalla' s extensive community outreach includes donating books to libraries and schools, sponsoring literacy and learning events, participating in community-wide fundraisers and charity events, and printing a variety of popular children's books including the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. More information is available at worzalla.com.


About Worzalla

Worzalla is an employee-owned printing company headquartered in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Founded in 1892, Worzalla has 130 years of experience in creating high-quality custom products for its customers. Worzalla specializes in the production of cookbooks, children’s and lifestyle books, and is dedicated to exceeding expectations for quality, service, and delivery. From small to large publishers, Worzalla is the printer the industry turns to for manufacturing high profile projects and award-winning books. With numerous industry awards for safety and workplace culture, Worzalla is consistently ranked as one of the top places to work in central Wisconsin. For more information, visit worzalla.com.



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