Milton Transit is partnering with the Milton Public Library for the ninth year to offer the Read and Ride program from July 3 to September 2, 2017.

Youth 14 years of age and younger can ride Milton Transit for free by showing their validated library card to the bus driver upon boarding any conventional service bus. The validated card allows them to ride free on Milton Transit to anywhere in town. In 2016, the library validated 750 cards with over 2,000 trips taken during the summer.

“Every summer, the Read and Ride Program helps our youth continue with personal development over the summer through reading and exploring our community,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “This year they can venture even further with our Campbellville service, which includes Hilton Falls as one of many exciting destinations along this new route.”

Transit validation stickers are free and available at Milton Public Library (Main Library and Beaty Branch), starting June 24. Children 8 years and younger should be accompanied by a parent/guardian while riding any transit system.

Residents are invited to attend the launch for the Read and Ride program as part of the kick-off for the Milton Public Library’s TD Summer Reading Club. It takes place on June 24, 2017 at the Main Library, 1010 Main St. E., and Beaty Branch, 945 Fourth Line, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A Milton Transit bus will be on hand for boarding and exploring at the Main Library location. Youth will receive their validation stickers and can participate in games and special activities.

For more information on the Read and Ride Program, visit www.miltontransit.ca/readandride.

 

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