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6/9/07

Summer Readers Get Inspiration From Celebs

Who says summer is just for swimming and sun? This week an incoming group of third graders are taking part in the 12th annual reading camp in Tyler.

Today, campers read a book called The Recess Queen, and all day long they did activities inspired by the book. Campers get to take home at least 12 free books this week, and if they need a little nudge to read them, they will get it from some well known people.

Diane Carnes with the Junior League of Tyler says, "They'll get a celebrity letter every day from a famous person that has told them how reading has helped them in their lives and has told them that reading is the key to every subject. Hopefully, it will light the fire in them to read every day and practice their skills."

Students from 11 elementary schools are taking part in the camp at Andy Woods Elementary this year. The camp is hosted by the Junior League of Tyler.

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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