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Summer reading program kicks off

By Anna Noel

Yorktown News-View

As summer has rolled around again, the Yorktown Public Library has kicked off its annual summer reading program.

The program, for ages 2-12, includes competition within three groups: ages 2-5, 6-9 and 10-12. Children within each group keep track of their reading throughout the summer and, at the end of the summer, the children with the most hours within each age group win prizes.

“They turn in their reading logs each week,” librarian Jenni Diehl explained, “and they get a ticket [for a drawing] if they turn in a reading log. Just for that week, if you turn one in, not how much you read, but just for participating in it, you get a ticket.”

Drawing winners pick out a board game as a prize each week. Prizes for the reading competition include swings, a tablet and Legos.

Reading logs are turned in at the programs every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the library. Cody Fischer’s Comedy Magic Show, the Texas Snake Man and the Texas Zoo program have already been held, but still to come are the South Texas Dairy Farm, June 22; Big Time Bubbles, June 29; Wild Things Zoofari, July 6; Make It Take It Crafts, July 13; Truitt Wieland, July 20 and the Kona Ice end of summer party, July 27.

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