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Summer reading programs offer fun incentives

Summer reading programs offer great incentives to keep your children reading during the summer months. The programs below are easy, free and offer fun rewards for your children!

Mecklenburg County Public Libraries: Summer reading kick-off parties can be found at various branches around Charlotte. Activities include a musical petting zoo, crafts, t-shirt designing and more lead readers into the library system's "Splash into Reading" program.

York County Public Libraries: The summer reading program begins June 7th in York County. Visit your local branch to pick up the reading log for your child to win prizes and recognition through reading!

Barnes & Noble Stores: Kids earn a free book when they read 8 books. Visit the store's web site to download the "passport" form, have your child track the books he or she reads, take it to Barnes & Noble when they reach 8 books and get a free one!

Books A Million Stores: Visit your local Books A Million store for details about the summer reading program featuring The Magic Treehouse series. Kids can earn a free tote back when they read 6 books.

Enjoy the summer reading programs and keep your children's reading skills up to par for the next school year.....it'll be here before you know it!!

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