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Ga. libraries launch college savings sweepstakes
Ga. libraries launch college savings sweepstakes

(WXIA) -- Public libraries across Georgia will participate in this year's Summer Reading Program and college savings sweepstakes.

The initiative, which is hosted by Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan, will award one grand prize and four regional scholarships to five lucky participants. The winners will be chosen at random from five groups.

The grand prize is a college scholarship worth $5,529 and a $1,529 grant for the winner's library. The runners-up will each get $1,529 to put toward a Path2College 529 Plan and $529 for their libraries.

Georgia parents, grandparents and legal guardians can sign up their children at path2college529.com. Entry closes on Aug. 10.

The program provides students with activities throughout the summer and encourages them to read by giving them prizes for finishing books, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.

Participating library groups include:

The Bigs
* Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
* Clayton County Library System
* Cobb County Public Library System
* DeKalb County Public Library
* Flint River Regional Library System (includes Fayette County)
* Forsyth County Public Library
* Gwinnett County Public Library
* West Georgia Regional Library (includes Carroll, Douglas, Paulding counties)

* Athens Regional Library
* Hall County Library System
* Newton County Library System

* Bartow County Library System
* Conyers-Rockdale Library System
* Coweta County Public Library
* Henry County Library System
* Sara Hightower Regional Library (Floyd County)
* Sequoyah Regional Library System (includes Cherokee County)