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FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet announced a financial incentive to get children reading this summer.

Four Kentucky children will each win $529 to put toward a college savings account this year by participating in a summer reading program at their local public library, such as Lexington Public Library.

“The Summer Reading Sweepstakes is a fun way to encourage children to read during the break and learn more about what is offered in their local public library,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “For many families, the local public library is one of the few places their children can go to access free educational resources, activities and programs.”

The sweepstakes will run May 16- Aug. 12 with the award available to Kentucky children under the age of 18. The reader’s library will also receive an award of $500 for future reading programs.

How to enter Kentucky summer reading sweepstakes:

After children participate in the summer reading program at their local public library, parents, grandparents or guardians can enter each child for the sweepstakes by filling out the entry form at

Those in Lexington can also check out the Lexington Public Libraries summer event schedule.