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Summer Reading Celebration at Utica Public Library

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - As the summer season winds down, summer reading for many students across the area is coming to a close, and that led to a celebration at the Utica Public Library on Tuesday.

Kids filled the Utica Public Library's lawn for a Summer Reading Carnival on Tuesday, with bowling, face painting and crafts all on hand as kids celebrated their hours of summer reading, something organizers say is crucial.

"That time period, between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next, you'd be surprised how much you can slide back in that period and just as long as you're keeping your mind active in terms of literacy, things like that when you go into the next school, you're right where you should be," said Joshua Carlson, Director of Youth Services for the Utica Public Library.

Utica Public Library's Summer Reading Program continues through Friday, although the library holds events and programs all year long for all ages.

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