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Updated: 06/06/2018 08:30:01AM

READING ROCKS

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Sylvia Kennedy, youth program coordinator, at the Mid-County Regional Library in Port Charlotte introduces Trevor Britt the clown.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Camran Greenwood, 8, a Neil Armstrong Elementary School, student checks out a book during the recent Summer Reading Program kickoff at the Port Charlotte Library.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Cris Walton at Elsie Quirk Library makes bags to give out to children and teens for the summer reading program. There are still some available.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Dallas Timko, 12, has fun with the "Library Rock!" theme Saturday at the Port Charlotte Library children's summer reading kick off.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Dallas Timko, 12, has fun with the "Library Rock!" theme Saturday at the Port Charlotte Library children's summer reading kick off.

ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Charlotte County Commissioner Joe Tiseo cooks hotdogs for the crowd at the Port Charlotte Library children's reading kickoff which also included free KONA Ice, live broadcasts by KIX 92.9 & 98.9 MYfm and the Charlotte County Public Schools Champs on Wheels-- the COW.

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Children check out reptiles at the Englewood Charlotte Library Summer Reading kickoff.

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Children’s Librarian Diana Horvat, at the North Port Library, shows off some of the prizes in the treasure box for children who participate in reading this summer.

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Children’s Librarian Diana Horvat, at the North Port Library, shows off some of the prizes in the treasure box for children who participate in reading this summer.

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John Winters the Reptile Guy shows children a baby alligator.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH
Dallas Timko, 12, has fun with the "Library Rock!" theme Saturday at the Port Charlotte Library children's summer reading kick off.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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Singing beneath life-size cutouts of ’70s rock band KISS, 12-year-old Dallas Timko rocked out with a yellowy orange plastic guitar he’d made on a 3D printer at the Port Charlotte Library on Aaron Street.

Timko, a Port Charlotte Middle School student, was one of hundreds to sign up Saturday at the summer reading kickoff.

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