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Library summer reading program kicks off soon

Staff Writer

The Lincoln County Public Library will kick off its 2013 summer-reading program Tuesday night.
The event, to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton, will allow participants to sign up for the program while also featuring free food, music, games and activities centered on this year’s theme of “Dig Into Reading.”
Topics such as gardening, archaeology, adventure and burrowing animals will be incorporated.
Teen participants will have a reading theme of their own, “Beneath the Surface,” which will include projects and events such as self-expression, up-cycling, a live action murder mystery and a hobbit party.
“The purpose of summer reading is to assist children and teens in maintaining literacy skill levels developed during the school year by offering incentives, in the form of fun library events, to keep reading during the summer,” noted a press release regarding the event.
Those children and teens who choose to participate will set weekly reading goals that they pledge to meet. If those goals are met, participants will receive a free ticket to the Hickory Crawdads’ baseball game on Aug. 6, during which they will be recognized for their achievement.
Online registration is also available at www.mylincolnlibrary.org.
For more information, call (704) 735-8044.

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