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Children of all ages are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program at Montgomery County Public Libraries.

This year’s themes are “Dig into Reading” for readers through sixth grade and “Beneath the Surface” for teens. Online registration at the library website, www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library, is underway.

Participants can sign up for the program and keep track of the books they read, or have read to them, using the designated summer reading registration computer in the library or on their own computers.

Recommended reading lists by grade will be available on the website.

“Studies have shown that children who continue to read during the summer months retain their reading skills and perform better in school,” Parker Hamilton, library director, wrote in a statement. “The Summer Reading Program at the library is a great way to include reading activities into summer family time.”

Magicians, musicians, storytellers, jugglers, and puppets are among the entertainers who will perform for children at all branches this summer. Schedules of programs are on the library’s calendar of events. All programs are funded by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, and by local Friends of the Library chapters.

Summer reading T-shirts are on sale at www.folmc.org/bookstores/locations.

To request accommodations for people with disabilities for any of the summer programs, call the hosting library at least five work days in advance.

The program runs through Aug. 11.

For more information, visit montgomerycountymd.libguides.com/summerreading or call 240-777-0020.