CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The Army's annual Library Summer Reading Program kicked off during a ceremony here, Jul. 9. During the event, more than 100 parents and children visited community library to browse its collection of books and multi-media material.

Most of the parents read the books for their children throughout the day. According to Ms. Rachel Clyle, the event was a, "great opportunity for younger kids to become interested in reading during summer school vacation." She also mentioned that it is good opportunity for the older children, because the library offers reading and multimedia collections for all ages.

Ms. Michele Infusino, the Camp Humphreys Library Summer Reading Program manager, said the purpose of the Summer Reading Program is to maintain the children's literacy and reading skills throughout the summer. "The biggest indicator of literacy is not how much they read, but how well they are engaged," added Infusino.

Ms. Ana Sanders, who brought her son Caleb Sanders to the event, agreed with the programs overall purpose. "I really like that my child can hang out with other kids, while reading books during summer break," said Sanders.

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