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Gwinnett Library Starts Summer Reading Program

With school out, Suwanee library has several events scheduled.

Now that the kids are out of school, you'll need something to keep them busy. And in Suwanee, you need to look no further than the.

The library's Summer Reading program kicks off in June with several events. Last year, about 38,000 participated in summer reading events countywide.

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“Summertime reading is so important for continued learning between school years,” Gwinnett County Public Library Executive Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam said in a news release. “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.”

This year, $400,000 worth of prizes and incentives have been donated by local businesses to encourage young readers. Also, kids and teens can enjoy free programs, activities, and a chance to enter the 529 Plan for College sweepstakes now through August.

Registration for the library’s Summer Reading Program is available online now and in all 15 branch locations. To learn more about the Summer Reading Program, visit www.gwinnettpl.org, call (770) 978-5154, or find the Gwinnett Library on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

The calendar of events for the Suwanee library follows:

Magician & Ventriloquist Keith Karnok, Monday, June 4 at 10:30 am.

Georgia Force Special Guest Visit: Thursday, June 7 at 3:30 pm

Puppet Show: Monday, June 11 at 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime, ages 2-5 and School-age Program, ages 6-10: Mondays at 10:30 am on June 18, 25 and July 2

Toddler Time, ages 2 and under Fridays at 10:15 am on June 22, 29 and July 6 

Llama, Llama Character Visit: Tuesday, July 10 at 3:30 pm

Puppet Show: Monday, July 16 at 10:30 am

Finale: Ron Anglin, Juggler Tuesday, July 24 at 3:00 pm, Thursday, July 2

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