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These Perham-area kids read 600 hours this summer

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Grades three through seven, front row, from left: Hannah Boll, Tristan Burkman, Lilliahna Klettke, **Enin Kopischke, Jackson Pfeffer. Middle row: **Elizabeth Tuper, **Joanna Dardis, Hennessy Momberg, **Luke Ruther, **Isabella Burkman, **Kelly Wagenman. Back row: Samuel Brown, Lydia Klettke, **Maegli Young. Not pictured: Monica Bell, Natalie Boyne, Kaycee Carrlson, Greta Gillespie, Quinn Hanson, Charlie Murdock, Julianna Scraper, Bryce Brown, **Peter Carrlson, Regan Hemberger, Nora Murdock, Kaiya Novotny, Courtney Poser, **Gabriella Scraper, **Avalee Brown, Savannah Coe, Dylan Guck, **Leelou Novotny, Miranda Poser. (Submitted photo)

The Perham Area Public Library’s Summer Reading program wrapped up Aug. 6 with a final book giveaway. More than 125 children participated in the two-month period of special events reading a total of 86,789 minutes during the months of June and July. The children pictured met the program’s goal of reading at least 600 minutes and were awarded a certificate and a free book. Those marked with a ** were the top readers for the summer, reading more than three times the program's goal.

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