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Library offering thousands of free books

MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free ebooks for the summer. MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free ebooks for the summer.
MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free ebooks for the summer. MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free ebooks for the summer.
MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free ebooks for the summer. MyON and Worth County Libraries are offering thousands of free ebooks for the summer.
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

"Our sole purpose is to keep our kids reading this summer," said Leigh Wiley the Director of the Worth County Library System.

Because of one partnership, this is exactly what the Magaret Jones Public Library is doing.

"MyON is the website where you're going to go. There's a collaboration between "Get Georgia Reading" and public libraries in Georgia and all of the school systems in the state," said Wiley,

 The website is offering the eBooks to all grades from Pre-K to 12th grade, all summer long.

 "These are free eBooks. All you need is a computer or tablet or phone. It's free registration for the service," Wiley said.

 Reading during the summer isn't just advised for some kids.

"My school requires me to read through the summer," said a student, Rebecca Wilkes.

 But the cost of buying new books can quickly add up.

"It's nice to having something when you can just come and have the materials you need for the summer without having to pay for it," said Lisa Fiveash, a parent.

It's more than just a school requirement that motivates this mom to keep her kids reading even when they aren't in school.

"Seeing the struggles our youngest one has with reading, it's been very important to make sure she reads and especially thru the summer when she's not in school," said Fiveash.

And when it comes to summer reading,

"All it takes is 15 minutes a day of reading to keep them going," said Wiley. 

The free program runs through August.

The Margaret Jones Public Library is also hosting free events for children all summer long. 

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