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Reading program ready for summer
Students can retain, sharpen their skills
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School may be out for summer, but the local library is open for extra reading.

The Summer Reading Fun program at the Forsyth County Public Library returns this year, allowing students and children to track the books they read over their break.

Those who meet their goal will receive a free book of their choice from the Friends & Advocates of the library.

“Studies show that children who participate in vacation reading programs at their public library retain language skills over the summer,” said Steve Kight, assistant director for public services.

Adults can also participate in a summer reading goal with Novel Destinations Summer Reading Bingo, a game in which reading a novel of each genre earns one box on a bingo ticket.

A ticket with a completed line can be turned in at a library for a chance in a prize drawing.

The library will also offer several free programs during the summer months.

Summer Showcase programs, designed for elementary school-age children, will feature storytimes, puppet and magic shows and musical performances.

For older students, three scheduled Teen Nights will include a comic book artist, magic lessons and a magic show focusing on authors of mystery and horror.

Free family movies will also be shown on selected Wednesday mornings and Sunday afternoons at the Hampton Park branch.