Children's/Teen Summer Reading Program begins

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Students entering kindergarten through fifth grade may register for the Kent Free Library's annual Summer Reading Program. Drop by the DuBois Children's Reading Room on or after Saturday. The program ends on Aug. 2.

When students register, they receive an official record to track the time they spend reading. Prizes are earned for every five hours of reading. Students who complete 20 hours of reading may receive a yard sign to display at home announcing that a Super Reader lives there.

Younger readers in preschool also receive their own reading record and earn prizes when they have completed two and five hours of reading with a favorite adult.

Preschool readers also get to vote in the library's popular Care for a Critter Contest every time they complete an hour of reading -- at the end of the summer, the library will "adopt" the critter with the most votes at the Akron Zoo.

Teens entering grades six through 12 have their own program. For every two books they read, they earn a scratch off ticket worth a chance to win a book, $1 off library fines, or free food.

The ticket is also an entry for a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.

For more information, visit www.kentfreelibrary.org, stop by the library, or contact Youth Services at kflinfo@kentfreelibrary.org or 330-673-4414.

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