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Summer book contest is on

By Sabrina Forkish Daily Planet Correpsondent
Monday June 11, 2001

The Berkeley Public Library is sponsoring a summer reading program for high school students, its twelfth such program this year. The program, called Cover to Cover, will run from June 18 to August 18, and is open to teens ages 13 through 18. 

Cover to Cover has won a national award for promoting reading and writing among teens, according to a PTSA press release, who are required to read ten books or 1,500 pages in the three month program. Each student is to write a review for each book which must support the rating the student assigns to the book. 

Raffles, prizes, contests and potential publication in the annual Cover to Cover collection are among the incentives. The Berkeley Public Library offers teen reading recommendations at but the students are also free to read anything of their choice. Teens can sign up or receive more information at any of the five Berkeley Public Library Locations.