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Youth recognized in MCLB's Summer Reading Program

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A special presentation Saturday morning for several youngster who hit the books while they were away from the classroom.

Colonel Terry Williams the commander at MCLB recognized the base's young summer readers.

More than 90 participated in the 2010 Summer Reading Program.

It was open to the kids of parents who work on the base to help foster a love and appreciation for reading.

"What we try to do is encourage children to continue reading during the off school months and this why when they go back to school they get a head start and they don't forget what they learned before, it's important for them to continue to improve," said Amos Tookes, Base Librarian.

Students from age three to 17 participated, this summers theme was 'Voyage to Book Island'.

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