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June 24, 2003

Albany- J. L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service is holding its fifth annual summer reading program.

Every Tuesday and Thursday dozens of students gather to listen to stories and read. They range in age from 6 to 11. "The reasoning behind it is that I thought the children on the East side, the West side or whatever side needed to read during the summer, so I decided to organize a book club," says program director, Shirley Litman.

"I learned how to read and that you can help other people who do not know how to read," says second year summer reader, Brittney Throwr.

The program runs until the last Thursday in July. Several guest readers will share stories with the group this year including Albany Police Chief Bobby Johnson and Superior Court Judge Willie Lockett.

Posted at 4:00 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com