Kids start their summer with a good book, or three


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – About 50 kids got to start their summer off Friday with a good book or three.

The Lyn Treece Boys and Girls club kicked off their annual summer reading program. The arts and crafts store Michaels donated more than 1,000 books for the program.

Each child got to pick three books to take home. The program is designed to help students maintain reading and comprehension skills over the summer vacation.

“We value educational aspects of the children of Tippecanoe County because all phases of the citizenship and them becoming very responsible citizens in our community starts with a good education,” said Boys and Girls Club executive director Barry Richard.

For all the kids who weren’t there Friday, they will get to pick their books in coming weeks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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