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Harford Library kicks off Summer Reading Program Monday

Fizz! Boom! Read! Spark a Reaction! Read to me Please!

The Harford County Public Library's popular Summer Reading Program rocketed to a start Monday with two special kickoff activities at the Bel Air and Aberdeen libraries.

At the Bel Air library, Tales the Library Mascot greeted customers, while Ferrous from the Aberdeen IronBirds welcomed visitors to the Aberdeen branch, a Bubble Extravaganza let children learn about the science behind bubbles and be inside a bubble.

This summer there are all kinds of incentives to get involved in Summer Reading and, of course, all sorts of great books for you to read at your favorite Harford County library.

Fizz, Boom, Read! is for children entering kindergarten through grade 5. Participants who read 10 books will receive a certificate and a free book while supplies last.

In addition, the public elementary school with the largest percentage of students who complete 10 books will receive a trophy.

Spark a Reaction! is for teens entering grades 6 to 12. Participants in grades 6 to 8 who read three books will receive a free book while supplies last. Participants in grades 9 to 12 who read three books will receive a $10 Walmart gift card while supplies last.

In addition, the public middle and high schools with the largest percentage of students who participate the three books will receive a trophy.

Read to me Please! is for children through pre-K. Participants who listed to 25 books will receive a certificate for a free book while supplies last.

All Summer Reading completion activities begin on June 30. The deadline for participants to submit their completed reading lists is Aug. 16.

For more information on Summer Reading and other Harford County Public Library programs, visit your favorite library or log on to hcplonline.org.

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