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Books & Baseball Day with the Huskies

Updated: July 15, 2019 11:16 AM

Bringing together the fun of baseball, with the imagination of reading. That's what the 4th Annual "Books & Baseball Day" at Wade Stadium is all about.

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Kids of all ages were invited out to the west Duluth stadium, for an afternoon of reading with some Huskies players. To top it off, each kid got to take a book home to add to their personal libraries. 

"This is a perfect combination of two great American pastimes; baseball and books," says David Sproat, president of the Duluth Library Foundation Board. "Children see athletes reading, and that inspires them to read, too. Summer reading helps prevent summer slide, and helps kids be more prepared when they return to school in September." 

Kids also had the opportunity to sign up for the Summer Reading Program through the Duluth Public Library. And every kid who signed up for the program, was given a free ticket to Sunday's game versus the La Crosse Loggers.

"It gets us out of the library, it gives us a chance to connect with the kids where they are," says Carla Powers, manager at the Duluth Public Library. "Maybe some of these kids come to the library, maybe some of them haven't gotten the chance to in a while. So it's fun to be out here with them, and to bring the library service to them."

There is still time to sign up for the summer reading program if you or your child wishes to do so. Click here for more information.

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