New partnership encourages students to read during summer

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Kids who love to read have a chance at winning free tickets to the Georgia National Fair this fall.

The Georgia Agriculture Exposition Authority is partnering with the Georgia Public Library Service for a summer reading program.

The move is an effort to keep kids reading during the summer breaks.

“I think Georgia is very fortunate to have the school system we have and these young people, encouraging them to go to the library in the summer, it’s just a great thing. The fair is around young people,” Foster Rhodes, a board member on the Georgia Agriculture Exposition Authority, said.

More than 400 libraries across the state are participating.

“We want Georgia children to avoid the summer slide and return to school in the fall ready to learn – and also ready to go to the fair,” Jessica Everingham, the assistant state librarian for library development and support, said in a news release.

The student who reads the most books at their local libraries will win the fair tickets.

A reminder – The Georgia National Fair is October 6th thru October 16th.

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