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School Starts Summer Reading Program

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Reporter: Lauren Compton | Videographer: Jemon Haskins

Lynchburg, VA - During the summer, it can be tough to get kids to crack open up a book and read.

Teachers say it is so important to keep kids' minds active during this down time. That is why Linkhorne Elementary School in Lynchburg is opening up its library doors this summer.

For the next six Mondays, students will be able to come in, check out books and read.

The school is challenging students to read 10 books this summer. There are a lot of incentives up for grabs.

"There are going to be a lot of prizes here, ice cream party at the end, and it's really going to bring the children in that need that extra reading. It's going to be free to them as well," said Thomas Johnson, 21st Century grant coordinator.

The school was able to host this summer program thanks to a 21st Century Grant. Anyone who attends Linkhorne Elementary School can participate.

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