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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Summer reading program heads into final chapter


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Mariah Carney, 8, reads the book "Area 51" about the famous top-secret military base best known for its secrecy about extraterrestrial life and unidentified flying objects. She's reading the book as part of the Irene Ingle Public Library summer reading program.

It's summer break, but some kids are only taking a break from the writin' and 'rithmetic portions of school. There are 158 who are immersed in the readin'.

The Irene Ingle Public Library summer reading program, which kicked off in June, has about two weeks left before wrapping up with a pizza and pool party for those who earn 10 points or more.

According to Margaret Villarma, head librarian, children grades kindergarten to ninth read accelerated reader books. Before starting the program, kids take a test on a library computer to assess which books would best suit their reading comprehension...

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