Last week Dependable Cleaners kicked off its summer reading program, where kids can win a new bike or gift card for every book they read.
The 14th annual Read to Ride program is for students ages 6-15. A winner will be drawn every Monday from June 4 - Aug. 13.
“Studies show that children who develop a love of reading early in life often see more success in school and in life,” said Christa Hagearty, president of Dependable Cleaners. “We are proud of Read to Ride’s success but we couldn’t do it without the cooperation of area schools, their directors and superintendents , our sponsors, and the overwhelming number of parents who encourage their children to read during the summer months.”
Since the program’s inception in 1999, more than 59,000 books have been read.
To enter, for every book you read fill out the form online or pick one up at all Dependable Cleaners locations, Farina’s Bike Store in Watertown, and David’s Bike Infirmary in Milton.