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Take the Summer Reading Challenge at San Diego County Library

June 9, 2016

All ages are invited to take the Summer Reading Challenge at San Diego County Library (SDCL)! The Challenge runs from June 1 through August 31 and rewards prizes to customers who complete a goal of reading 10 books or 10 hours. Keep on reading to support Shelter to Soldier with the library's Read for a Reason program. For every child, teen or adult who reads a total of 20 hours or 20 books, $5 will be donated to Shelter to Soldier to help provide bones and beds.

Sign up starting June 1 at www.sdcl.org/src or at your local library. You can track your goals online or pick up a paper reading log at any San Diego County Library branch. This year's Summer Reading Challenge theme is Read for the Win and all SDCL branches are hosting special events all summer long. Summer events include:

"The Summer Reading Challenge encourages thousands of kids, teens, and adults to read and participate in library events each and every summer," said Deputy Director Susan Moore. "Our libraries are sanctuaries that provide access to endless inspiration and transformational experiences."

Summer reading is particularly valuable to kids and teens as it encourages students to read over the summer to prevent the "summer slide"; reading during the summer keeps students from losing reading skills gained during the school year. Research shows that children who read four or more books during the summer score better on reading comprehension tests when they come back to school, compared to peers who don't read over the summer.

Visit your local library or www.sdcl.org for a complete list of special summer events. For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge, contact your local library or visit www.sdcl.org/src. For more information on Shelter to Soldier visit www.sheltertosoldier.org.

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