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Utica Public Library's adult reading program kicks off

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - The Utica Public Library is offering patrons a "blind date" this summer, as part of the Adult Reading Program.

Patrons are invited to go to the library and pick up a book that's wrapped up. Readers are encouraged to open the book when they get home and read the book, no matter the genre. Then, patrons are invited to fill out a little report on whether they enjoyed the book or not.

The Blind Date program begins Monday and runs through Aug. 1.

"Generally, we have a couple hundred people who will participate," said Darby O'Brien of the Utica Public Library. "And we're hoping that will continue. Parents who are coming in with their children (who are) participating in the children's summer program -- they can do this, too."

After reading the book and filling out the sheet, the reader's name gets entered to win prizes, including gift certificates to area restaurants.

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