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Summer reading 2016: On your mark, get set, read!

6/10/2016, 10 a.m.
Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the Enoch Pratt Free Library presents ...

— Readers of all ages will explore all things sports and fitness this summer as the Enoch Pratt Free Library presents “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” during the library’s summer reading program, June 15 to August 10, 2016.

Registration for Summer Reading 2016 begins Wednesday, June 15. Last year, the Pratt registered more than 11,000 children and teens.

“Studies have shown that children who read over the summer are better prepared to continue their education when they return to school in the fall,” said Carla D. Hayden, Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. “I personally want to challenge children and teens to be reading champs this summer and read at least 15 minutes a day. Building 15 minutes into each day allows them to be better prepared to continue their education when they return to school in the fall.”

Children, teens and adults can “read to the finish line” and be reading champions. Readers can explore science through stories, crafts, music, dance and other free activities and win prizes during the program. This year, when a child reaches their goal of reading for 35 days, they win a t-shirt and are entered into a raffle to win Orioles or National Aquarium tickets.

For a complete schedule of programs and more information on the 2016 Summer Reading Program, visit the website: www.prattlibrary.org.