Suwanee library to host guests, characters for summer reading program

SUWANEE -- As children transition to summer schedules, the Suwanee library will host several events to encourage reading. They begin on Monday and run through July 24 as the programs include puppet shows, magic shows and character visits. Gwinnett County Public Library Executive Director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam said in a news release that this year, about $400,000 has been donated by local businesses for prizes and incentives.

"Summertime reading is so important for continued learning between school years," Stanbery-Kellam said. "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."

Among the guests at the Suwanee branch are a ventriloquist, a Georgia Force representative and a juggler.