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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

June 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany judge took some time out Tuesday to read to some children. More than 50 kids listened patiently as Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver read to them.

These children are enrolled in the "Under the Big Top" summer reading program put on by Litman Funeral Home. This is the eighth year Shirley Litman, a retired teacher, has put on this program for children in the area

She hopes this will improve the kids reading and comprehension skills. "It's very important in life because if you don't know how to read, you can't do much of anything. This world is designed for people who know how to read," said Litman.

Weaver, who is a school board member, is running for Superior Court Judge. The kids in this summer program are encouraged to continue reading through out the year. The child that reads the most books by the end of the year gets a prize.

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