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TOWNSEND — Readers of all ages will have a chance to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program “Go Green at Your Library.” Registration can be made on line at readsinma.org/ townsend or at the library located at 12 Dudley Road in Townsend.

Participants choose their own books, track progress online and enjoy these benefits:

Skill maintenance and improvement: Reading over the summer helps kids maintain skills they’ve learned over the academic year and grow towards the skills required for the next school year;

Test score improvement: Children who participate in summer reading programs show an increase in vocabulary scores on standardized testing and an increase in comprehension scores;

The fun of reading for pleasure: Participants explore current interests and discover new subjects by choosing what they want to read;

Recognition: Participants set goals and track their progress on-line to earn a certificate of completion and other awards that may be offered;

Cost savings: Participation in the program is free of charge;

Summer visits to the library: More frequent visits help students and families rediscover all that the library offers, including movies, music, activities, Internet access and more.

Weekly prizes will be given starting July 1. To qualify for prizes adults must log in at least one book per week. Teens must log in at least three books read, and children must log in at least 100 minutes of reading time. Those who sign up at the library will receive a bag of surprises and will qualify to win more prizes.

“North Middlesex Regional School District’s summer reading lists are available on the library website townsendlibrary.org,” according to Acting Library Director Stacy Schuttler. “At the end of the summer students can print their logged-in list to take back to school.”

Information is available at the library or call 987-597-1714.