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  • Writer's pictureThe Hammonton Gazette

Summer reading

David O'Brien, 4, reading La Oruga Muy Hambrienta. David is the son of Copelia Morales, Community Relations Manager at Allies in Caring/Con-Vivir. Children's book author Eric Carle recently died on May 23. (Courtesy Photo)

There are two special supplements in this week’s edition (we always enjoy giving our readers more). The Gazette’s first-ever Summer Reading section debuts this week on page 23 with excellent ideas for your summer reading list from a variety of local people.

In addition to those selections, we have also asked the Atlantic County Library System, whose Hammonton Branch is a wonderful local resource for readers, to make some suggestions.

Reading in print or online becomes habit-forming (in a good way), especially when it begins at a young age. That’s why we’ve included book suggestions for all ages, including children’s books.

With summer nearly here, it’s the perfect time to enjoy our Summer Reading section, purchase some books and read them this summer. Take one to the beach, or read on your front porch or in your backyard, or before bed. No matter where you do it, take time to read a book or two—or even more—this summer.

Books, whether they are fiction or non-fiction, can transport us to different worlds. In recent weeks we have highlighted many local writers, and the summer months are the perfect time to read some of their works as well.

This summer, entertain and educate yourself by sitting down with a book. The people interviewed about books in our Summer Reading section offered their tips for what to read in the coming weeks and months. We thank them for those tips and invite everyone reading this editorial to join us as we read our way through the summer this year.


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