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POSTED: June 10, 2013 1:40 p.m.

HOUSTON COUNTY  — The Georgia Public Library Service and the state’s Path2College 529 Plan once again are partnering on the summer reading program and its summer reading program sweepstakes, which will award a child with a $5,529 college-savings contribution. 
Tuesday at the Perry Public Library, the Houston County, Peach County and Middle Georgia Regional Libraries hosted  Georgia’s Path2College 529 Plan to kick-off the reading program, Dig Into Reading, and sweepstakes, Reading Makes Cent$. 
This is the fourth year the GPLS has partnered with the Path2College 529 Plan on this statewide initiative designed to encourage kids to read throughout the summer and remind their parents and grandparents about the importance of saving for college.
The summer-reading program activities include programs about dinosaurs, construction vehicles, underground animals, ancient Egypt, archaeology and more. Programs are offered to all children, teens and adults.
Prizes are awarded for everyone who reads, whether it is in the form of a book, an e-book, an audiobook, a magazine or anything else. Participants can check with their public libraries for a calendar of events and programs.
Children across the state who were born in 1997 or after and who participate in the summer reading program at their local libraries can enter for a chance to win the sweepstakes. 
In addition to the $5,529 that will be awarded to the winning participant, Georgia libraries have a chance to win a monetary gift for their participation in the sweepstakes.
The library of the sweepstakes winner will receive $1,529. Also, the library with the greatest number of sweepstakes entries and the library system with the greatest percentage of registered users entering each will win $1,529. 
Families have until Aug. 15 to enter the sweepstakes.
To learn more about the Path2College 529 Plan, obtain official rules for the sweepstakes and open an account online, go to www.Path2College529.com.
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