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Psg Library challenges youth to read more this summer


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Participating children learned about the siege of Troy and then proceeded to build marshmallow catapults and constructed a cardboard fort. They then conducted a marshmallow siege on the fort.

The Summer Reading Challenge and its companion, the Read to Me Challenge, are underway at the Petersburg Public Library.

The goal is for each child to read 120 minutes per week, even if they're traveling, Librarian Director Tara Alcock said.

"I think it's a great way to just keep kids reading over the summer," said Jennifer Dickson, who has both of her children participating.

She's always encouraged her kids to read, reading to them when they were younger, and said they usually enjoy it.

But the prizes, she added, may be more of an incentive for some children.

Participants receive a raffl...

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