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Library kicks off summer reading program

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The Lincoln County Public Library kicked off their 2014 Summer Reading Program at the Citizens Center on Tuesday.
During the kickoff event, both children and teens were encouraged to sign up for the reading program and pledge to meet personal weekly reading goals. The event featured games, numerous activities and music that emphasized the library’s summer reading theme, “Fizz, Boom Read!” The theme focuses on science and the ways it impacts everyday life.
According to the Lincoln County Public Library’s press release, this summer’s elementary school programs include exploration of the five senses with science, conducting scientific experiments, environmental protection efforts and wildlife exploration
Middle and high school students have their own summer reading theme called “Spark a Reaction.” Projects and events for this theme include exploring science in “Professor Snape’s Muggle Lab” as well as exploring Secret Agent Science with “Nick and Tesla.”
According to the press release, the purpose of the program is “to assist children and teenagers in maintaining literacy skill levels developed during the school year by offering incentives and fun, engaging library events, which encourage them to read throughout the summer.”
Participants who read at least 15 minutes for five days out of each week will receive a free ticket to the Hickory Crawdads baseball game on July 29, where they will be recognized for their achievement.
For more information about the 2014 Summer Reading Program, visit www.mylincolnlibrary.org or call (704) 735-8044.

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