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Summer Reading Reader of the Week – Week 5

Gwen Ubil with a favorite book

Gwen Ubil

This summer Durham County Library is celebrating a reader each week of Summer Reading, June 17 through August 12. This week’s reader is Gwen Ubil.

Gwen is 11 years old and will be going into sixth grade. She visits Southwest Regional Library, where her favorite books are the Warrior Series by Erin Hunter and the Pokémon Graphic Novels. Gwen and her family have been visiting Southwest Regional Library since she was only 4 years old.

One of their favorite library memories is Poet Extraordinaire Allan Wolf, just like the animal. She also really enjoys the library scavenger hunts Southwest Regional Library offers.

Summer Reading at Durham County Library is free and open to people of all ages. This year’s theme is Build a Better World. Reading stretches the imagination, deepens our capacity to empathize with others, and helps students retain academic gains over the summer months.

Durham County Library encourages reading every day. Babies love books, too! It’s never too early to start reading together. Children, teens, and adults can earn prizes by reading, visiting each Durham County Library, participating in library programs, exploring a library database or electronic resource, and volunteering in the community.

To register for Summer Reading and learn more, visit your local library or check out Stop by the library to discover something new, participate in community, and help build a better world.

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