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SHERMAN, TX -- There's only a week left until school starts, and many kids have been preparing.

The Sherman Public Library and its teen volunteers held a prize giveaway for their Summer Reading Club on Saturday afternoon.

The grand prize drawing for a Kindle went to Gunter student Mathan Harvey, 10, who completed 41 hours worth of reading. In all, the librarian says that students earned more than 1,000 books.

"We just put them all out and they can choose any books they like," says children's librarian Jennifer Cummings. "I think books in the home is one of the ways to become a lifelong reader. When they can develop that personal collection, it's very important, so of course books are the best prizes for Summer Reading Club."

About 400 kids turned in reading logs, including one girl who read picture books with her mother and in total read more than 600 books over the summer.