Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Summer reading program motivates young readers


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IRONWOOD - The Ironwood Carnegie Library is giving away four bikes and various other prizes to encourage children to read this summer.

Lynne Wiercinski, director at the library, said the contest is open to local youth and the incentives are working.

"When you heard one little girl downstairs who said, 'I never liked to read, but then there was the bicycle drawing and I started reading and now I really like to read,'" Wiercinski said. "It was like wow, it did work - it did what it was supposed to do."

To participate, young readers keep track of their...