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Children checkout APL reading program

The Atmore Public Library is doing their part to keep the minds of children active with the Summer Reading program.

The program, which began earlier this month, is in full swing with several opportunities left for children to participate.

Cathy McKinley, director at APL, said the program has a simple goal in mind — to promote reading.

“The main goal of the program is to promote reading,” McKinley said. “We even have a contest going on to see who can read the most books during the six weeks the program runs.”

McKinley said young readers can still participate in the reading contest during the final weeks of the program.

“We gave out reading logs at the beginning of the program so that children could write down the books they read,” McKinley said. “Any child who would like to participate in the remainder of the program may pick up a reading log at our front desk any day or get one on the next program day.”

The program hours are from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 25; Thursday, July 1; and Friday, July 9.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Atmore Advance.

Children from First Baptist Church Atmore Daycare attend one of the Summer Reading Program sessions last week.|Photo by Allison Knowles