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Richland Library kicks off summer reading program

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The Richland Public Library has officially kicked off its summer reading program.

Tuesday morning, children joined CORKIE, the City of Richland's Kids Interactive Educator Robot, who read them a story and explained the program.

Organizers say the summer program is a fun way to get kids excited about reading and learning through a series of lectures and workshops, as well as prizes. 

Gretchen Patterson, a Librarian at the Richland Public Library said, "The biggest thing about summer reading is to keep children reading throughout the summer. They get used to it when they're in school and many families do it consistently anyway, but we really encourage everyone that can to have some fun and learn new things... that's out goal."

Children were also given a cutout version of CORKIE that they can write and draw summer
activities on, and of course read stories to.

The program is ongoing from now until August, so to sign up for it, or for a complete list of summer reading events and activities, click here and link to "Kids."