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Local library district promotes reading with summer event

CCAC North Library

The Ypsilanti District Library is kicking off its summer-long challenge.

The Summer Challengehappens annually at the Ypsilanti District Library. It includes local activities and challenges that promote reading, learning and exploring.

With every challenge completed, a digital badge is provided. These can be collected and later redeemed for prizes.

Sam Killian is the community relations coordinator with the Ypsilanti District Library. He says that the Summer Challenge aims to be an engaging way for students to maintain their reading skills.

“There’s always kind of, you know, a little bit of a summer slide that happens, which can really kind of dense progress that students have made throughout their school year. And so, this is meant to kind of close that gap a little bit.”

Over a thousand people in last year’s Summer Challenge read at least six books.

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Victoria Smith is a senior at Eastern Michigan University who is studying media studies and journalism. In addition to working as a summer intern at WEMU, she is the content editor for The Eastern Echo.
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