(Editor's Note: This article was taken from a press release from Gwinnett County Public Library.)
Gwinnett County Public Library is gearing up for this year’s Summer Reading Program: "Dream Big," and it is partnering with Sonic restaurants to boost the number of prizes at the end of the summer.
Last year, more than 38,000 children enrolled in the library’s Summer Reading Program, and this year $400,000 worth of prizes and incentives have been donated by local businesses to encourage young readers.
As part of the mission to drive readership, proceeds of sales of customers who mention the library on visits to Sonic anywhere in the county will go toward books that children can earn at the end of the summer. General library programs will also benefit.
A full calendar of programs including puppet shows, magic shows, special story times, and character visits will be available during the summer months for children of all ages. (See attached PDF.)
In addition to the free programs and activities, youth can enter into the 529 Plan for College sweepstakes now through the end of August.
"Summertime reading is so important for continued learning between school years," said Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, executive director of the county library system. "The library’s Summer Reading Program helps parents keep their kids on track while celebrating the adventure and imagination that is a part of the summer vacation experience!
"With support from so many generous donors, we hope to include as many kids as possible in all the excitement.”