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Summer reading program to kick off May 20th

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany summer reading program will provide a good way to keep kids busy this summer. 

It kicks off May 20th at the Northwest Library on Dawson Road.

Two or three times a week, the library will have hands-on activities for kids.  They can earn points for the books they read and win prizes from  sponsors including Chehaw Park and the Waffle House.

Library workers say this help kids stay on track during what's called the summer slide.

"If a kid from say kindergarten to the third grade doesn't do anything summer after summer they can be as many as two years behind their peers who actually participated in summer reading," says Library assistant Krista Dixon.

The program is free and will be geared around science.

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