Win Great Prizes in "Caught Read Handed" Contest

St. Louis, MO . . . Librarians from the St. Louis Public Library will venture out to the streets of St. Louis for Caught Read Handed, a contest to catch bookworms around the city doing what they love—reading. Reading at the bus stop, coffee shop, or park could earn bibliophiles one of three great prize packages: a “St. Louis Sports Package,” a “St. Louis Arts Package,” or a “Central West End Getaway Package.” Librarians will be looking for readers between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Monday through Friday from March 15 to April 9.

The St. Louis Sports Package includes a one-night stay at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark; a gift certificate to Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood; and two tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

The St. Louis Arts Package includes two tickets to the Black Rep; two tickets to Circus Flora; two tickets for a class at Craft Alliance; two tickets to a specific show at The Fabulous Fox Theatre; a gift certificate to Jazz at the Bistro; two tickets to Jazz St. Louis; and two tickets to the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

The Central West End Getaway Package includes a gift certificate to Bar Italia Ristorante-Caffè; breakfast at Duff’s Restaurant; two tickets to the St. Louis Cinemas at the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas; and a night at the Roberts Hotel Indigo.

Bookworms who want to get Caught Read Handed can check out the Library’s website at or our Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace pages daily for clues to which part of the city Librarians will be looking for readers.

No purchase necessary. Winner’s names will be drawn on April 10, 2010. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. For complete details and official contest rules, visit

Caught Read Handed is a Library program created in anticipation of National Library Week, which this year runs from April 11 to 17.

For details, call 539-0382

Caught Read Handed is co-sponsored by Bar Italia Ristorante-Caffè; Circus Flora; the Black Rep; Duff’s Restaurant; the Fabulous Fox Theatre; the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark; Jazz at the Bistro; Jazz St. Louis; Mike Shannon’s Steaks and Seafood; Roberts Hotel Indigo; the St. Louis Cardinals; St. Louis Cinemas (Chase Park Plaza Cinemas); and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Additional support provided by Craft Alliance.

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