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Special Military Family Reading Program at a Base Near You (Video)

There's now a snappy comeback for military moms whose kids complain "There's nothing to do!" this summer. More than 250 U.S. military bases around the world are participating in "A Midsummer Knight's Read."

The Department of Defense has teamed up with iREAD to create the program, which keeps kids motivated to read throughout the summer months with incentives like book-themed parties and craft projects, according to a Navy news release:

Nilya Carrato, with the Navy General Library Program, told me several base libraries in San Diego County are participating in "A Midsummer Knight's Read." They include Naval Base San Diego and Naval Air Station North Island. For families in the Marine Corps, libraries at MCRD San Diego, MCCS Miramar, and Camp Pendleton are taking part in "A Midsummer Knight's Read."


Here's a video PSA on the program: