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Library summer reading program kickoff

6/5/2013, 2:14 p.m.

Grab a good book, a comfy spot, and dig in! Last Saturday the Newport News Public Library System began its summer reading program.

Children, teens, and adults of all ages can participate by reading books, winning prizes, and attending special programs for free, until Wednesday, July, 31.

Children and teens can sign up anytime at any one of the Newport News Public Libraries and will be given a reading log. This will be used to keep track of the books read. First time readers, ages 0-5, can participate by having someone read to them.

Children can receive a prize after reading five to ten books. Teens can earn a prize after completing each column on their reading log. A certificate and a free book will be issued to every child and teen that completes the program. Adults can enter drawings for each book they read and attend a free special program at designated libraries.

Some of the programs require registration. This can be done by calling your nearest participating library, or by registering online at www.nnpls.libguides.com/events. --Jordan Crawford