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Program Keeps Kids Reading Over The Summer

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Jun 16, 2017 at 9:18 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KSNI) - The St. Cloud Public Library's Children and Teen Summer Reading Program is underway.

The program takes place at all of the Great River Regional Library's 32 locations.

Executive Director Karen Pundsack with why the summer reading program is important.

"We've got a lot of different school districts across the region, but everyone agrees that kids need to read this summer in order to prevent that summer slide."

This year's theme is read by design and encourages science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

"This program is built around that concept, so a lot of the programs and activities happening at all of our libraries this summer will be very hands-on."

That's why the program gets great support from area schools.

"Third grade is kind of that break point between when a kid needs to learn how to read and when they need to read to learn."

Kids who participate in the program have their name put in a drawing for prizes.

They can win a dancing robot, Legos, marble sets, books, and more. The program ends on August 13th.

To kick off the first weekend of the summer reading program the St. Cloud Library will have a free performance by the magician the Great Brodini from 10:30 to 11:45 on Saturday.

To find the nearest library branch near you click here.

The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program is now providing free lunches to kids at the St. Cloud Library until August 11th.

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