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Library prizes summer reading

Library rewards summer reading
Library rewards summer reading
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Starting June 1, Cincinnati kids may show a sudden interest in reading.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering incentives for preschoolers, kids, teens and even adults to read throughout the summer months.

"Read On", the library's summer reading program, begins June 1 and ends July 31. One of the library's summer learning programs, it's free and lets participants choose what they want to read. To join, register online and choose the group that matches your age or your child's age: preschoolers, kids, teens or adults. The more reading a participant completes, the more prizes he or she is eligible to receive.

To earn prizes, each reader's progress must be recorded online. Starting June 1, readers can track their progress.

Prizes vary based on the age group. Preschoolers can earn a book, a crayon coin bank, an activity book with crayons and a foam puzzle. Kindergarten to Fifth Graders can earn a book, a Skyline Chili voucher, a color-change pencil, highlighters and a pencil pouch. Teens can earn a a book, a Skyline Chili voucher, a lanyard and a journal. Adults can earn a free used book or a coupon for a used book and a metal water bottle.

Grand prize entries are also offered for all age groups.

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