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Reading Pays Off For Richland Kids Awarded New Bikes

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Some tiny bookworms over in Richland were rewarded for their summer reading Monday. Some tiny bookworms over in Richland were rewarded for their summer reading Monday.
RICHLAND, WA - Some tiny bookworms over in Richland were rewarded for their summer reading Monday.

Boys and girls in kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade could put their name in a raffle at the Richland library each time they read a book this summer. This morning a name was pulled for one boy and one girl from each grade to get a free bike donated by the Richland Masonic Lodge.

"It just kind of really excites me to read books. I feel really excited that I won a bike now because I have a really old bike I got hand-me-downed from my neighbor and my dad said I'm about ready for a new one so it was pretty exciting to win one today," said Myah Genetti who won a bike after reading about 20 books so far this summer.

About 1,500 children signed up for the children's reading program this year in Richland. The people at the library say if you didn't win this year there's always next year. The Masonic Lodge plans to keep the bike for books program going for years to come. 
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