LAWRENCEVILLE -- From puppet shows to musical guests, programs this summer at area libraries aim to help your children get interested -- and excited -- about reading.
In an effort to help children across the state, including those in Gwinnett, the Georgia Public Library Service and the state's Path2College 529 Plan are again partnering for the summer reading program sweepstakes.
The program will award a child with a $5,529 college savings contribution.
This year's program, "Dig Into Reading," and Teen Summer Reading Program, "Beneath the Surface," are available through the summer at all 15 Gwinnett County Public Library branches.
Prizes (while supplies last) are awarded for everyone who reads, whether in the form of a book, an ebook, an audiobook or a magazine.
Visit the Gwinnett County Public Library website for a calendar of programs: www.gwinnettpl.org/main_calendar.
"Reading is such a fundamental part of a child's education, and encouraging reading at an early age is vital to a child's educational success," said Mitch Seabaugh, director of Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan. "Similarly, creating a financial plan designed to save money early and regularly for college is crucial to help offset the ever-rising costs of a college education."
In addition to the $5,529 that will be awarded to the winning participant, Georgia libraries have a chance to win a monetary gift for their participation in the summer reading program sweepstakes. The library of the sweepstakes winner will be awarded $1,529.
For more information, visit www.path2college529.com.