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Escape into a Book with Gwinnett Public Library”s Summer Reading Program

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Gwinnett County Public Library is gearing up for this year”s Summer Reading Program: Dream Big!# Kids and teens will enjoy free programs, activities, and a chance to enter into the 529 Plan for College sweepstakes now through the end of August.

Last year over 38,000 kids enrolled in the library”s Summer Reading Program, and this year $400,000 worth of prizes and incentives have been donated by local businesses to encourage young readers.# A full calendar of programs including puppet shows, magic shows, special storytimes, and character visits will be available all summer long.

Meanwhile, Friends of the Library and Sonic restaurants have teamed up to offer a boost for Summer Reading Program prizes.# Proceeds of Sonic sales from customers who mention the library on their visits to the restaurant chain anywhere in the county all summer long will go towards the books that kids earn at the end of the summer, as well as other library programs.

“Summertime reading is so important for continued learning between school years,”# explains Gwinnett County Public Library Executive Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam. “The library”s Summer Reading Program helps parents keep their kids on track while celebrating the adventure and imagination that is a part of the summer vacation experience!# With support from so many generous donors, we hope to include as many kids as possible in all the excitement.”#

Sign-up for the# Summer Reading Program is available online now and in all 15 branch locations. To learn more, visit www.gwinnettpl.org, call (770) 978-5154, or find the GwinnettLibrary on Facebook, Twitter, or G+.