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Young reader Larissa, stands before the bike she won at the end of the Blackduck Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The bikes were the grand prizes for the children’s program and were donated by Randy’s Repair and the Blackduck Library Board.

Blackduck youths win bikes as Reading Program ends

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The Blackduck Community Library's Summer Reading Program encouraged more than 120 children to pick up books this year. Children, up to age 11, were supposed to read 20 minutes per day and keep track of their minutes on a provided scorecard.

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For each five days they read, they were given the opportunity to roll dice for a small prize and earned an entry in the grand prize drawing: Two mountain bikes provided by Randy's Repair and the Blackduck Reading Board.

Teens were given an even harder challenge. They had to read and also write book reviews for their titles. Each reader was awarded points for each review and an entry into the grand prize drawing for every five reviews. Throughout the summer, the teens built up and used their points to purchase prizes.

This years theme was "Dig Into Reading" and lasted for 10 weeks with fun events and shows throughout that period.

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