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Tuesday, September 26 Local

On your mark, get set, read.

HARTFORD — The 2017 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge was launched Friday at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian Kendall Wiggin.

The annual event has schools compete to see who can read the most books over the summer. Winning students and schools are then recognized. In 2016, one of the winning schools was Discovery Magnet School in Bridgeport.

“If we want children to be successful in school and in life, we need to cultivate an early love of reading,” Malloy said.

Since the program began in 1996, students have read millions of books over summer months.

More information on how to participate, go to: http://www.ct.gov/sde/ctread

Linda Conner Lambeck|Education Reporter

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